Status update report
APM Terminals Apapa is the largest container facility by capacity of the three serving Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and business center, located on the Bight of Benin, in the Gulf of Guinea. It is also the largest container terminal operation in West Africa, having doubled container traffic after concession began in 2006, with dramatically improved productivity, handling nearly 90% of Nigeria’s inbound containers. A $350 million USD investment and expansion program was announced for APM Terminals Apapa in 2011. Regular rail service to two major interior cities was restored in August 2013. Container throughput in 2012 was 618,000 TEUs.
Strategically located 4 km from the port, Lilypond, an Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Lagos, provides a capacity of 7,000 TEUs and space of 120,000 square meters.