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APM Terminal Apapa earns ISO 28000: 2007 certification

APM Terminals Apapa Limited has achieved
ISO 28000:2007 Security Certification, issued by Lloyd’s Register Quality
Assurance Limited.

 The ISO Certification is a security management
system including those aspects critical to the security assurance of the supply
chain, specifically the handling of containerized cargo.
APM Terminals Apapa Limited, which
operates a busy container terminal in West Africa, is the only company in
Nigeria which has earned the ISO 28000:2007 certification.
In a statement issued by the spokesman,
Mr Bolaji Akinola, this distinction reflects the commitment of the company,
part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, to perform at the highest
international standards, and recognized best practices in theft prevention,
cargo security, and supply chain integrity.
The Head of Security APM Terminals
Apapa, Ayo Olatubosun,  said, “even though
the United States Coast Guard and the Nigeria Maritime and Security Agency
(NIMASA) had approved and commended the security measure for cargo handling at
the terminal, we were determined to achieve even higher security levels in the
interests of the country, and of our customers.
“While global trade poses security risks
ranging from theft to terrorism, this ISO certification shows that we have
identified the critical aspects of the security of the cargo within APM Terminals
Apapa, and have set in place the security policies, procedures and controls
required to manage secure and safe terminal operations” said Andrew Dawes, the
Managing Director of APM Terminals Apapa Limited.

APM Terminals Apapa is the largest of
the three container terminals serving the Apapa/Lagos port complex, handling
about 700,000 TEUs in 2014, including more than half of all containerized
imports into Lagos.

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