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APM Terminals Apapa appoints new MD

APM Terminals Apapa Ltd., the largest container facility in Lagos, and the busiest in West Africa, has appointed Mr Martin Jacob as its new Managing Director with effect from June 1.

This is contained in a statement by Mr Austine Fischer, General Manager, Communication & Sustainability APM Terminals, Nigeria, on Tuesday in Lagos.

The statement said, “Jacob brings with him extensive experience from a wide variety of roles held during his 16 years with the AP Moller-Maersk Group.”

It said that Jacob was in the past five years, the Managing Director of the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne, Nigeria.

“WACT, which handled 233,000 TEUs (containers) in 2015, was named Nigeria’s Best Container Handling and Port Development Company of 2015 at the African Governance and Corporate Leadership awards earlier this year.

“The award was presented by the Nigerian Institute for Government, Research, Leadership and Technology in recognition of the terminal’s achievements in productivity, investment, innovation and customer service, ‘’ the statement said.

“I am looking forward to my new responsibilities at APM Terminals Apapa, and to working closely with our customers, local and national authorities to continue to achieve success,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Jacob as saying.

He promised to help facilitate the growth and progress of the Nigerian economy.

NAN reports that APM Terminals Apapa is the largest container facility by capacity of the three serving Lagos.

It is also the largest container terminal operation in West Africa, having doubled container traffic after concession began in 2006.

A 350-million dollars ((N68.9 billion) investment and expansion programme was announced for APM Terminals Apapa since 2006.

The Container throughput in 2015 was 608,000 TEUs (containers).

NAN also reports that APM Terminals currently operates the Apapa and WACT facilities in Nigeria, with plans to develop a third at Badagry, near Lagos. (NAN)

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