APM Terminals Kano is the only inland container terminal with a direct rail link to Apapa Port. We are seamlessly integrated with the container terminal at the port, APM Terminals Apapa, sharing among other things a state-of-the-art Terminals Operating System. Using our rail service, congestion can be avoided leading to faster turnaround time for cargo. Our rail facilities mean that cargo can be loaded directly onto a train at our terminal to the hinterland and vice-versa.
In 2013, we restored a regular rail service, running three times per week between Apapa and Kano, 960 km (600 miles). In addition to making passenger rail travel from Lagos to Kano faster and safer in 2020, contracted and scheduled freight rail services commenced for the first time in a decade.
Rail transport is quick and reliable – free of traffic jams - and is extremely suitable for heavy loads and dangerous transport. One train takes an average of 20 lorries off the road. By using rail transportation from the port, we shall all make freight transport more cost-efficient and also significantly reduce traffic congestion and the negative impact on the environment.