APMT advocates deployment of technology at seaports

The Chief Executive Officer of APM Terminals Nigeria, Frederik Klinke, said implementing technology would increase the capacity and efficiency of the country’s ports.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Nigerian Ports and Trade Investment Forum 2023 held in Lagos, Klinke said technology can help build collaboration between government agencies and the private sector to find common solutions to the challenges facing the supply chain in the country.

He disclosed that APM Terminals has deployed software solutions that allow customers to interact with its staff online, thereby reducing physical interactions at the port.

“We are rolling out customer-centric solutions globally at APM Terminals, which allow an increased feasibility between what happens in Nigeria and other ports. The next frontier for us is to enable the connectivity between our systems, customs, other governmental agencies and customers that need to have visibility on the containers before they come into the country,” Klinke said.

Speaking earlier while moderating a session on “Investments in Maritime Technology for Efficient Service Delivery at Nigerian Ports,” the Chief Financial Officer of APM Terminals Nigeria, Courage Obadagbonyi, advocated synergy between government agencies operating at the port.

He said synergy and inter-agency collaboration would ensure effective service delivery to port users and strengthen the supply chain.

Also speaking during the session, the Commercial Manager, APM Terminals West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Ismaila Badjie, said Nigeria is an African superpower with huge growth opportunities. He said APM Terminals became a leading container terminal operator because it focuses on meeting the needs of its customers.

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