NewsDirect Awards: ABTL is 2013 Terminal Operator of the Year
The Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited (ABTL) has won the Terminal Operator of the Year award at the 2013 edition of the NewsDirect newspapers gala awards nite.
Receiving the award during the award presentation ceremony by the Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Engr. Taofik Ajibade Tijani; the Managing Director of ABTL, Capt. Mohammed Bashir; lauded the port concession of 2006, stating that it changed the face of the maritime sector in Nigeria.
According to him, “prior to the port concession, there was chaos in the nations maritime sector. Turn-around time of vessels was chaotic and rudimentary equipments pervcaded the nation’s maritime landscape.
“However, the port concession brought life back in to the nations maritime domain. Although it resulted in the lay-off of jobs, but that was a sacrifice the nation had to make tyo enhance port operations in the country.”
As landlords of Terminal ‘A’ and ‘B’, ABTL was adjudged to have performed excellently well in the area of Terminal management; Cargo consolidation/Operations and Logistics services provider.
The efficiency of ABTL in rendering services like Dry bulk cargo operations; General cargo operations; Liquid cargo operations and Containers services has also made the Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc subsidiary to stand-out amongst its peers in the nation’s maritime domain.