APM Terminals Apapa has announced the appointment of Olufemi Ransome-Kuti as its new Deputy Managing Director. Ransome-Kuti brings to this role 14 years of experience in supply chain operations and project management.
A press release issued by the Communications Coordinator of APM Terminals Apapa, Onajite Olusakin stated that before joining APM Terminals, Ransome-Kuti worked with Lafarge WAPCO where he served as the General Manager, Logistics and Procurement and with Nestle Central and West Africa Region (CWAR) Supply Chain Division.
Ransome-Kuti has proven record in corporate management, formulation and implementation of effective strategies, providing measurable business improvements and contributing greatly to company success.
“The Maritime industry is a major revenue earner and the port is the gateway to the nation’s economy. APM Terminals is a key player at the premiere port and a major employer of labour with over 1000 Nigerians working at the facility. I am pleased to be a part of this company and look forward to an exciting career ahead,” Ransome- Kuti said.
APM Terminals Apapa is the largest container facility by capacity of the three serving Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and business centre. With a container throughput of 700,000 TEUs in 2014, APM Terminals Apapa is the busiest container terminal in the West African Region, handling nearly 90% of Nigeria’s inbound containers. A 350 million USD investment and expansion program since 2006 by APM Terminals Apapa has resulted in container volumes more than doubling and productivity increasing significantly, with waiting time for vessel berthing eliminated. Regular rail service, running three times per week to the inland city of Kano, 960 km (600 miles) distant, was also established in August 2013.
By Pita Ochai