APM Terminals Apapa – Ibdan rail connection opens for congestion-free business

September 25 2023 Print This Article

APM Terminals Apapa first restored the rail in the port in 2013 leading to the movement of containers from Apapa port to Kano and Kaduna via narrow gauge rail. Connecting the port to the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line offers cost advantages for consignees and reduces pressure on the road network.

In APM Terminals, they are increasing standards of responsibility to improve and safeguard the planet that sustains us, and to secure a sustainable future for all. Globally, they made an industry-leading commitment to be fully net zero by 2040, and to reduce our total emissions by 70% by 2030 compared to 2020.

Rail transportation will help achieve their ambition – with their terminals at Pipavav (India), Gothenburg (Sweden) both recording record rail freight volumes this year. At the start of this year APM Terminals Mobile (USA) kicked off a USD60 million rail infrastructure expansion and APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas also commenced a USD140 million expansion in response to growing cross border (rail) volumes as a result of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which entered into force on July 1, 2020.

They will continue to enhance the connectivity of their network with intermodal, environmentally-friendly solutions and digital technologies to improve ease of doing business with APM Terminals Apapa.