By Godfrey Bivbere
An indigenous marine pollution control firm, African Circle Pollution Management Limited, ACPML, has procured additional six specialized trucks to ensure effective marine pollution control in the shipping sector.
ACPML said the acquisition of the six additional marine pollution trucks was to enhance its operations in the nation’s seaports. The company explained that the delivery of the specialized trucks was to enable it meet the 25-year agreement it signed with the Federal Government on waste management in Nigerian ports.
The company, in accordance with the agreement, will use the specialized vessels to remove liquid waste, including sludge and bilge, from ships berthing in the nation’s seaports.
At the unveiling of the trucks at Tin Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos, ACPML Regional Manager, West, Nike Shobowale, said that the trucks were specifically built for the company to enable it fulfill its mandate as contained in the agreement it signed with the Federal Government through Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.
She said that more trucks ordered by the firm from Germany will be delivered shortly in the country.
According to her, the new trucks were specially built and customized in Germany for ACPML. “This is just the first in the series,” she said.