The Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has awarded APM Terminals Apapa for its best practices in the area of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) issues.
The HSE awards which is an annual event honours port operators within the Lagos Ports Complex that have distinguished themselves in the area of health, safety and environmental compliance.
Appreciating the NPA for the acknowledgement, the Terminal Manager, c said the award is a testament to the transformation journey of the terminal in 2020, as all aspects of its business are being transformed, including infrastructure, processes, service delivery and development of the people.
“Ensuring that everyone goes home safe after work is paramount for us. Furthermore, it enables us to be more efficient and give our customers a better experience, while adding more value to the Nigerian economy,” he said.
He said APM Terminals has received several commendations and honours, not just for its efficiency, but also for its safety records. Knudsen said last year, the terminal set a new safety record at the port, as it logged 500 days without Lost Time Injury (LTI); meaning that no injury was sustained on the job by an employee or contractor that resulted in the person being away from work due to his or her injury.
The Government Relations Manager, APM Terminals Apapa, Kayode Olufemi Daniel, who received the award on behalf of the company, said that the recognition is a demonstration of the terminal’s continued commitment to improving health, safety and environment, not just within the terminal, but also within the port facility.
He said since the terminal commenced operation at the Lagos Port Complex in 2006, it has invested more than $438 million in developing infrastructure, acquiring equipment and improving processes at the port, as well as at the forefront of digitisation of port operations in Nigeria.
The HSE award came as another win for the organization after the terminal received the Terminal Operator of the Year award from the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) in December 2022.