Nigeria: Congestion - AMP Terminals Targets Shorter Waiting Time At Ports

Apapa Port and Apapa Expressway

Lagos — The management of AMP Terminals has undertaken to strengthen its working relationship with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Shippers' Council as well as the Nigeria Customs Service in order to reduce waiting time for clearance of goods at the ports.

Currently, shipping liners spend about 25 days waiting time in Apapa and about 10 days waiting time in Tin-Can Island container terminal

But AMP Terminals, which is the biggest terminal in Lagos, said that the move would also solve the gridlock believed to have been caused by congestion.

AMPT newly appointed Country Manager, Klaus Holm Laursen, gave the assurance upon assuming responsibility.

He said: "We will work with the Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Shippers' Council, Nigeria Customs Service and other relevant agencies of government at all levels to actualise the Ease of Doing Business policy of the federal government and make the ports more efficient.

"APM Terminals in Nigeria will offer reliable, safe and efficient operations with a continuous improvement focus. We also assure our customers of a flexible and solutions-oriented approach to address their needs, in addition to deploying innovative, digital solutions that enable customers to order their services quickly and easily", Laursen assured.

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