From left: Country Managing Director, APM Terminals, Nigeria, Frederik Klinke, receiving Service Provider Registration Certificate from Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council Hon. Emmanuel Jime.

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council, country’s Economic Regulator for the seaports has issued a certificate of registration as Regulated Service Provider to AP Moller Terminals Apapa Limited, one of the major terminal operators in Nigeria.

The APMT’s Vice President Mr. Martijn Van Dongen had led a four -man delegation on a courtesy visit to Nigerian Shippers’ Council at its headquarters in Lagos in last week.

Dongen said the essence of the visit was to strengthen collaboration with the Council. A highpoint of the visit was the issuance of certificate to operate as a Regulated Service Provider.

Also speaking during the visit, Legal Adviser and Head of Corporate Affairs of APMT, Chinenye Deinde, called on the NSC to ensure the passage of the National Transport Commission NTC Bill, stating that it has the potential to sanitise the maritime sector.

Executive Secretary/CEO of the council, Hon Emmanuel Jime, disclosed that the NSC is working on the review of its enabling Act, which he believes will strengthen the agency in its role as port economic regulator.

“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”, Jime said.

Also on the APMT delegation was Head of Joint Ventures, Africa and Europe, Mr. Klaus Holm Laursen and MD, APMT Nigeria Mr. Frederick Klinke.