The Application Performance Management Terminals (APM) has officially launched Port Automation and Digitalization, intended to give easy transactions assert to its customers.
According to the Regional Customer products and services Lead in Africa, Middle East, and Asia, APM Terminals, Metus Freeman disclosed that the Digitalization process is aimed at creating an enabling environment for customers’ transactions at the entity.
He expressed Joy for the establishment and subsequent instillation of the Digital equipment at the facility, Mr. Freeman mentioned that customers have been challenged over the years to fast-track daily transactions with the modernization of the facility, and customers and partners will now experience smooth transactions at the entity.
Speaking on behalf of the government, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel Tweh Lauded the management of APM Terminals for the transformation.
Minister Tweh at the same time reaffirmed government’s commitment to working in the interest of the country and its citizens. He noted that with the aid from Development Partners, the country is experiencing a major transformation in terms of development. The Finance Minister spoke on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, in Monrovia.
It can be recorded that since APM Terminals commenced operations in February 2011 and completed a USD$125 million upgrade of the facility in 2017, the terminal was upgraded to an international recognized standard, with a fully paved yard, specialist reefer facilities, biometric access control, and full CCTV coverage for the highest levels of security, and 4 x 500kva generators providing triple redundancy for business continuity.
The terminals now support more than 1,300 direct and contracted employment opportunities since 2017 when the phase II investment was completed. General Cargo volumes have grown consistently from 726m to a projected 1,145m metric ton in 2021.
Container volumes have seen similar growth, increasing from 89 TEU in 2017 to a projected 110 TEU in 2021. Between 2011 and 2020 APM Terminals Liberia also made over USD$107 million of direct contributions to the government and people of Liberia. Contributions were made via concession fees, corporate and employee taxes, and land lease fees.
The Terminal uses APM Terminals’ globally approved state-of-the-art terminal operating system, which allows the entity to provide real-time visibility of import and export container status and a live vessel schedule, providing current expected arrival and departure times.
Reported by: Joseph N. Kerkula