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Managing Director, West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Jeethu Jose (2nd left); Customs Area Controller, Port Harcourt II Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Baba Imam (third left) and others at the commissioning of WACT’s new Container Freight Station (CFS) at Onne Port, Rivers State recently

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APM Terminals’ West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has officially commissioned its new Container Freight Station (CFS) at Onne Port, Rivers State.

According to the company, this feat brings it a step closer towards its strategic vision of becoming the ‘gateway to Eastern Nigeria and beyond’, offering a comprehensive suite of logistics solutions to empower Nigerian businesses and further boost efficiency and access.

Managing Director of WACT, Jeethu Jose, said the facility will act as a central hub for various trade-related activities, including interaction with regulatory authorities and seamlessly connect businesses in Eastern Nigeria to the global marketplace and vice versa.

It will also support streamlined processes for import and export operations and reduce time and cost for customers.

He said expertly crafted solutions at the CFS are designed to expedite the movement of key Nigerian commodities like agro products and solid minerals, ensuring Just-in-Time (JIT) service delivery through efficient stuffing and swift transfers to the port.

He added that the new facility will offer warehousing service for both import and export cargo across diverse sectors.

“The CFS will serve as a one-stop-shop where all our customers can consolidate their exports. The facility will aid the Nigerian government’s drive to promote export and generate forex, which will be beneficial to the country and the economy,” Jose said.

WACT Commercial Manager, Ismaila Badjie, who described the facility as the first of its kind in Onne Port, said, “The Container Freight Station has a lot of benefits to the customer. It is cost effective and also ensures that there is as little as possible in terms of waste of time. The facility will help the customers in the non-oil exports. This facility will also continue to support and ensure that natural produce are available abroad, and will directly or indirectly aid creation of jobs.”

Also speaking, the Customs Area Controller, Port Harcourt II Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Baba Imam, congratulated WACT for the facility and for its milestone achievements at the port.

Imam said, “By constructing this edifice, we will be able to facilitate trade. It entails that WACT is transforming and trying to be consistent in the way and manner they keep adding value, which is a clear manifestation of the kind of commitment they have in trying to be consistent in the transformation agenda they have. From the perspective of Customs, one of the cardinal mandate we have is trade facilitation.”