APM Terminals Apapa inaugurates berthing window

Container terminal operator, APM Terminals, Apapa, has inaugurated a Berthing Window service to reduce waiting time of ships at the port.

The Chief Commercial Officer of APM Terminals Apapa, Richard Smith, said this in a statement signed by Dr Bolaji Akinola, spokesperson for the terminal.

Smith said the service would enable the allocation of a fixed time for vessels to berth, discharge, load and sail.

He said the Berthing Window was launched with the arrival of the 4,360 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) CMA CGM LAPIS at APM Terminals Apapa, located within the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa.

Smith represented by the Commercial Manager, Temilade Ogunniyi, said the new Berthing Window was another major achievement at APM Terminals Apapa to enhance service delivery and improve customer experience.

“The berthing window is a major step towards bringing structure to the berth schedule, cutting waiting time to zero, assisting shipping lines to maintain a regular fixed arrival time.

“This allows us to deliver better services to Nigerian importers and exporters,” Smith said.

The Port Manager of Lagos Port Complex Apapa, Olufunmilayo Olotu, who witnessed the launch of the Berthing Window, commended APM Terminals Apapa for the new initiative.

She said the initiative would boost service delivery and eliminate ship waiting time at the port.

“This development means the schedules are sent ahead and there will be no more waiting time.


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