APM Terminals (APMT) Apapa has been named the ‘Most Environmentally Conscious Port Operator at the Lagos Port Complex’ by the Nigerian Port Authority’s Environmental Department of its Health, Safety and Environment Division, in recognition of the company’s achievements in the area of terminal safety culture and operating practices in Nigeria’s primary port city.
APMT was recently announced as Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards 2015 ‘Port Operator of the Year’ in recognition of its high standard of operational efficiency.
Andrew Dawes, Managing Director of APM Terminals Apapa, said: “This achievement is made possible through the safety culture of personal responsibility which we practice and embrace, and through the personal commitment of our staff and business partners working together for a safe workplace environment”.
APM Terminals Apapa is the largest container facility by capacity of the three serving Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and business centre.
With a container throughput of 700,000 TEU in 2014, APMT Apapa is the busiest container terminal in the West African Region, handling 50% of Nigeria’s inbound containers.
A US$350m investment and expansion programme by APMT Apapa has resulted in container volumes more than doubling and productivity increasing significantly, with waiting time for vessel berthing eliminated.