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Terminal operator, group tackle pollution

PM Terminals, Apapa, has teamed up with Global Ports Group (GPG) to address the pollution and other  critical issues facing port communities.

Managing Director, APM Terminals, Mr. Martin Jacob, who disclosed this in Lagos, explained that the company was committed to the development of a green port environment and sustainability

He said that GPG’s environment group had 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, hybrid and electric container handling equipment.

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

The managing director said that his company teamed up with other leading container terminals and port operators to launch the Go Green initiative in 2015.

Jacob said that  the annual Go Green campaign represented APM Terminals’ effort to create a sustainable and friendly environment within the ports.

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

Kalam explained: “As part of the event this year, we had three events lined up; the first was the Go Green walk – a five-kilometre walk, where we had participation not just from APM Terminals staff but also from their family members and our extended port community where we laid emphasis on reducing pollution and improving individual health and well-being.

“We also visited Randle High School, Apapa, where we engaged the senior class on how they play their part in protecting the environment by recycling and planting trees.”

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