APM Ter­mi­nals com­mits to green port en­vi­ron­ment

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - MARITIME -

THE Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of APM Ter­mi­nals Apapa, Martin Ja­cob, has as­sured of the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to the de­vel­op­ment of a green port en­vi­ron­ment and sus­tain­abil­ity.

Ja­cob said this re­cently dur­ing a tree plant­ing ex­er­cise at the ter­mi­nal in Apapa, La­gos as part of the com­pany’s 2017 Go Green cam­paign.

He said, “APM Ter­mi­nals is proud to be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Go Green cam­paign. Go Green is an aware­ness build­ing pro­gramme started by the Global Ports Group (GPG), an as­so­ci­a­tion of port and ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tors, col­lab­o­rat­ing on key En­vi­ron­men­tal, Health, Safety and Se­cu­rity top­ics.

“This year, the GPG’S En­vi­ron­ment Group has been fo­cused on a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties and tech­nolo­gies to drive the re­duc­tion of CO2 emis­sion from ter­mi­nal oper­a­tions, par­tic­u­larly through al­ter­na­tive fu­els, re­new­able power gen­er­a­tion, and hy­brid and elec­tric con­tainer han­dling equip­ment.”

APM Ter­mi­nals teamed up with other lead­ing con­tainer ter­mi­nal and port op­er­a­tors to launch the Go Green ini­tia­tive in 2015.

It is the first ever joint in­dus­try ini­tia­tive to pro­mote en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness and make a sus­tain­able dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­ni­ties in which the lead­ing port com­pa­nies op­er­ate.

“This is the right thing to do for the en­vi­ron­ment, for the com­mu­ni­ties we op­er­ate in, and our em­ploy­ees. Work­ing to­gether, we can ad­dress the crit­i­cal is­sues fac­ing the en­vi­ron­ment such as pol­lu­tion, climate vari­a­tions, car­bon foot­print and global warm­ing. ; and act as a cat­a­lyst for global change,” APM Ter­mi­nals stated.

Also speak­ing at the event, Head, Health and Safety APM Ter­mi­nals Nige­ria, Arun Kalam said the Go Green cam­paign is an an­nual event to cre­ate aware­ness on the im­por­tance of a green en­vi­ron­ment for sus­tain­abil­ity.

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