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APM Terminals, partners seek solutions at UK trade expo

A UK Trade Exposition onboard HMS Trent provided opportunities for APM Terminals Apapa to partner with multinational organisations to provide solutions to Nigeria in the area of security, shipbuilding, renewable energy and ports.

HMS Trent, the warship visiting West Africa to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and across Africa, made a stopover at the Lagos Port Complex Apapa recently and held a Trade Exposition onboard.

HMS Trent is deploying to the Gulf of Guinea and is collaborating with the Nigerian Navy on combating piracy at sea and improving cargo flow to Nigeria.

The Procurement Manager of APM Terminals Apapa, Chinyere Adenaike, said: “We had the opportunity to talk with exhibitors, one of which is currently contracted for LED Lightning in our terminal – Talk Ports. We also met service providers with whom we share passion in the area of environmental sustainability and energy optimisation.”

Also speaking, the APM Terminal Commercial Manager, Temilade Ogunniyi, said the exposition provided an opportunity for professional bonding.

“One of the biggest benefits of participating at the show was the opportunity to create professional bonds. It was an avenue to meet with potential valuable partners who were present to facilitate trade.

Participating in the exposition gave us an opportunity to meet with multinational organisations in the area of security, ship building, renewable energy, port solutions, who can be APM Terminals’ potential partners. We believe that these good relationships can improve our operation and lead to more success in the future,” Ogunniyi said.

He said APM Terminals, which is the largest container terminal in West Africa, with an investment of about USD438 million, has continued to introduce innovations to help both shipping lines and landside customers achieve improved supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability, in a cost-effective manner.