Senior officials from APM Terminals have met with Olusegun Aganga, Nigeria’s minister of industry, trade and investment, along with a delegation of government officials and advisers, in The Hague, the Netherlands, to continue discussions on infrastructure investment to enhance the West African nation’s logistics capabilities.
APM Terminals’ proposed Badagry, Nigeria, port project is one of their “many initiatives” designed to modernize Africa’s infrastructure through investment in transportation upgrades, the container terminal operator said in a written statement. The Badagry port, which will be about 34 miles from Lagos, will have container, bulk, petrochemical and roll-on, roll-off capabilities.
“Ports are linked to the industrial development of the country, and we welcome more port investment,” Aganga said in a written statement. “We are excited about the Badagry port project and how this multipurpose facility aligns with our industrial development plans for the nation.”
“Last year, APM Terminals committed more than $175 million in investments across our African portfolio,” said Peder Sondergaard, APM Terminals’ Africa-Middle East regional CEO. “We want to continue this pace to serve the ambitions of Africa’s countries and people.”