APM Terminals has concluded plans to commence implementation of its world class Automated Gate System (AGS) at the Apapa Container Terminal, Lagos in January 2010.
The introduction of the AGSÂ is part of the agreement the terminal operator had with the government to develop the port to a world class standard before the expiration of its concession period.
In a statement by the companyâ€™s Media Adviser, Mr Bolaji Akinola said that movement in and out of the terminal will now be more restrictive.
â€œAll trucking companies and truck drivers who wish to continue to conduct business in our terminal are advised to register their information in our AGS data bank as the AGS will only recognise trucking companies, truck drivers and trucks which are already registered in the system.
Trucking companies, truck drivers and trucks which are not registered in our AGS will not be allowed entry into the terminal from the commencement,â€ stated Robert Campbell, City Office Manager, in a press release issued by Bolaji Akinola.
Speaking in the same vein, APMTâ€™s Operation Manager, Mr Campbell also said; â€œto ensure that all trucking companies and truck drivers have ample time to comply with the requirements for registration. The registration exercise will hold for a period of eight weeks from 9th November, 2009 to 31st December, 2009â€.
The statement further stated that APM Terminals will open a registration centre for the trucking companies and drivers at its City Office location in Polysonic Mall, Apapa for easy access.Â Â Â â€œAll the information our AGS data bank requires is in compliance with the ISPS codeâ€, Campbell said.