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APM Terminals reveals Nigerian mega-port proposal
Friday 23 November 2012

At full build-out, the deep-water full-service port will be one of the largest in Africa with 7 km of quay and 1,000 ha (2,470 acres) of dedicated yard, and will include new facilities for container, bulk, liquid bulk, ro-ro and general cargo as well as oil and gas operations support and a barge terminal.Plans for the adjoining Badagry Free Trade Zone will include a power plant, oil refinery, industrial park and warehousing and Inland Container Deport functions

The first phase of the project is scheduled to open in 2016."We are actively working with state and federal governments on the permission process" stated APM Terminals Africa-Middle East Regional ceo Peder Sondergaard, adding that "the Nigerian Ports Authority, Lagos State and the Nigerian federal Government have been supportive and positive".Earlier this year, Nigerian Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, cited the proposed Badagry Port project as an example of a public-private partnership development which would help to address congestion and establish Nigeria as a maritime trading hub for West and Central Africa during his keynote address at the 12th Maritime Seminar for Judges in Abuja in June


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