APMT management visits Shippers’ Council

L-R: Vice President, Head of Global Lean Business System at APM Terminals, Martijn Van Dongen; Head of Joint Ventures, Africa & Europe, Klaus Holm Laursen; Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers' Council, Hon. Emmanuel Jime; Country Managing Director, APM Terminals, Nigeria,Frederik Klinke; and General Manager, Legal and Corporate Affairs, APM Terminals Apapa, Chinenye Deinde.

…Receives certificate of registration as regulated service provider

By Seun Ibiyemi

AP Moller Terminals led by its Vice President Mr. Martijn Van Dongen leading a 4 -man delegation, paid a courtesy visit to Nigerian Shippers’ Council at its headquarters in Lagos today.

Dongen said the essence of the visit was to strengthen collaboration with Nigerian Shippers’ Council, the port economic regulator.

During the visit, APMT received its certificate to operate as a regulated service provider. Chinenye Deinde, the Legal Adviser and Head of Corporate Affairs of APMT also called on NSC to pursue the National Transport Commission (NTC) Bill stating that it has the potential to sanitize the maritime sector.

In his response, Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of NSC, Rt. Honourable Emmanuel Jime, said that the Shippers’ Council is working on the review of its enabling Act which he believes will strengthen the agency in its role as port economic regulator.

According to him, the Federal Government is committed to making Nigeria an investment haven for foreign investors while encouraging local entrepreneurs to be creative in growing the economy.

“The strategic location of this country on the African continent makes it a trigger for investments,” the NSC ES/CEO concluded.

Mr. Dongen was accompanied on the visit by Head of Joint Ventures, Africa and Europe, Mr. Klaus Holm Laursen; Legal Adviser & Head, Corporate Affairs, APMT, Mrs. Chinenye Deinde, as well as MD, APMT Nigeria, Mr. Frederick Klinke.