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APM Terminals Apapa Wins Nigerian Safety Award

Posted: Apr 17, 2015 at 1:53 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

APM Terminals Apapa Limited has been named the “Most Environmentally Conscious Port Operator at the Lagos Port Complex” by the Nigerian Port Authority’s Environment Department of the 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.

The Managing Director of APM Terminals Apapa, Andrew Dawes, dedicated the award to the employees and partners, saying “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”.

On a company-wide basis, APM Terminals’ Lost-Time Incident Frequency (LTIF) rate declined from 2.53 in 2013 to 1.81 per million man-hours worked in 2014 across the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, in facilities managed by APM Terminals. The APM Terminals Apapa LTIF rate for 2014 was 0.47 per million man-hours worked.

APM Terminals Apapa is the largest container facility by capacity of the three serving Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and business center. With a container throughput of 700,000 twenty feet equivalent units (TEU) in 2014, APM Terminals Apapa is the busiest container terminal in the West African Region, handling 50 percent of Nigeria’s inbound containers.

A $350 million investment and expansion program since 2006 by APM Terminals Apapa has resulted in container volumes more than double and productivity increasing significantly, with waiting time for vessel berthing eliminated. Regular rail service, running three times per week to the inland cities of Kaduna, 730 km (455 miles) from Lagos, and Kano, 960 km (600 miles) distant, was also established in August 2013.