Nigeria’s largest container terminal, APM Terminals Apapa was on Friday presented with the award of Terminal Operator of the Year by the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN).
The award ceremony was organised as part of MARAN’s 34th anniversary.
Since it commenced operation at the Lagos Port Complex in 2006, APM Terminals Apapa has invested more than $438 million in developing infrastructure, acquiring equipment and improving processes at the port.
The terminal is in the forefront of digitisation of port operations in Nigeria. In March 2022, it commissioned a new digitalised administrative building in line with its commitment of introducing new innovations to help both shipping lines and landside customers achieve improved supply chain efficiency and flexibility in a cost-effective manner. The building is the first of its kind, thereby setting a new standard for port operation in Nigeria.
The digital technology embedded in the smart building has improved container handling operations and processing in the terminal particularly in enabling electronic invoicing, electronic receipt and online payment processes that allow customers fast-track their documentation.
APM Terminals Apapa has received several commendations and honours not just for its efficiency but also for its sterling safety records. In September, the terminal set a new safety record at the port, as it logged 400 days no Lost Time Injury (LTI).
Other award recipients at the MARAN 34th anniversary celebration include the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Sambo, Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Princess Vicky Haastrup, President-General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Com. Adewale Adeyanju, and APM Terminals Apapa, and among others.