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APM Terminals Apapa continues equipment investment program

APM Terminals Apapa comissioned 7 new Reach Stackers and 2 Empty Handlers this month as part of an investment program to increase capacity and improve efficiency. The program is expected to reduce vessel waiting times and more effectively handle increased import deliveries.

The new equipment, which brings the total container handling fleet to 17, was commissioned at a brief ceremony led by the terminal’s Chief Operating Officer, Steen Knudsen. 

“The purchase of this equipment is part of a process to overhaul and modernize our fleet,” said Knudsen. “This will enable APM Terminals Apapa to service its customers in an efficient and consistent manner. More equipment is expected in the coming months, including terminal trucks and new RTGs.”

Representatives of Patterson Simons, a specialist in sales and service of lifting and handling equipment in West Africa, also attended, and remained on site to assist with the commissioning of the equipment.

Earlier this year, the terminal commissioned two additional Mobile Harbour Cranes, to handle increased trade volumes into Nigeria. The terminal currently operates a fleet of 13 Mobile Harbour Cranes.