New in-gate facility launches at Nigerian port

New in-gate facility launches at Nigerian port

West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), operated by APM Terminals (APMT), has announced the formal launch of a new four-lane in-gate facility in Onne Port, Rivers State, Nigeria.

The terminal expects to significantly lift standards of efficiency and security as a result of this new facility.

Following the completion of a new on-terminal container freight station (CFS), this investment moves WACT one step closer to realising its aim of becoming the gateway to Eastern Nigeria and beyond.

The new in-gate is part of WACT’s $115 million investment in a terminal upgrade project.

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According to WACT, it provides a comprehensive suite of logistics solutions to empower Nigerian firms and increase overall port efficiency, in accordance with the Federal Government’s efforts to simplify the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

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Commenting on the project’s impact on reducing congestion and costs for businesses, WACT Managing Director, Jeethu Jose, said: “The new gate will improve access and security; facilitate faster cargo movement; and reduce truck turnaround times to under 45 minutes.”

The new in-gate, paired with WACT’s Truck Appointment System (TAS), enables speedier booking and processing of imports, exports, and empty container drop-offs.

At the same time, pre-submission and verification of information, together with decreased congestion and shorter truck turn times, will result in cheaper costs and more efficiency.

In July 2023, Onne Multipurpose Terminal (OMT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s Nigerian subsidiary, turned over three solar-powered water systems to the Ogu community.

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