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Lagos Lilypond terminal up for bids

Saturday, 17 November 2018 | 00:00

The APMT-run Lilypond Terminal in Lagos, Nigeria will be advertised for public bidding following confirmation that the concession arrangement between Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and APMT has ended.

APMT’s concession for the container terminal began in 2006 and ended in 2016 and the facility will be open for new bids in as soon as official paperwork is concluded, said the NPA, according The PUNCH.

“The PPP department is working on the modalities for placing adverts for new bids. Whoever is successful in the bid will be given a concession of the terminal. The terminal is originally designated as an agricultural export terminal,” the Assistant Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru, told The PUNCH.

Head of communications at APMT, Austin Fischer, said the company had an intention of bidding for the terminal in the new arrangement but that it did not intend to use the facility as a dry port terminal. Instead, it would use it as an agricultural hub for its new ‘Cold Chain’ project aimed at preserving perishable goods coming from the north of the country.

Mr Fischer said the terminal was originally designated as an overflow facility for containers coming to APMT in Apapa Port but when the port’s capacity was expanded the terminal was no longer needed for this purpose.
Source: Platts

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