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Angola (Luanda)

Sogester Container Terminal serves the Port of Luanda, Angola, the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of the fastest-growing economies in the developing world. The terminal offers three docks with a total of 545 meters of quay with a depth of 9.5 meters, capable of working up to three vessels simultaneously.

An expansion program at the Sogester Container Terminal has increased the facility’s annual throughput capacity to 400,000 TEUs. At present, vessels employ a combination of mobile harbor cranes and their own gear to load and discharge containers. Two new mobile harbor cranes were delivered in May of 2011, doubling the crane capacity at the terminal. Container throughput at the terminal was 453,000 TEUs in 2012.

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Angola (Namibe)

Namibe is Angola’s southernmost port and is near to some of the West African nation’s important marble and granite producing areas, as well as serving as a gateway to the Angolan interior cites and commercial centers. The Port of Namibe opened in 1957, and by 2011 was handling nearly 1 million tons of cargo and 18,000 TEUs. The city is at one end of the 907 km (564 mile) long rail line linking Namibe with the inland city of Menongue in the Cuando Cubango Province, and serving the mining industry.

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Benin (Cotonou)

COMAN SA is one of the 3 containers terminals Operator of the port of Cotonou. COMAN S.A. is established in 1998. It was once a Maersk terminal which later became a CIS facility. With effect from the 1st of January 2010, COMAN SA joined the growing portfolio of APM Terminals actively partaking in the growth of the group with an annual throughput of ~250.000 TEUs.

With a staff strength of about 370 employees at COMAN SA among which we have 16 highly engaged women; APMT Coman SA is immensely contributing to the economy of the Republic of Benin.

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Cameroon (Douala)

APM Terminals holds a minority share in the Douala International Container Terminal (DIT), which was selected for the concession to manage and operate the facility in July 2004 and began operations in January 2005. DIT, with 676 meters (2,220 feet) of quay, and three berths with a draft of 7 meters (23 feet) and two mobile cranes, handed approximately 350,000 TEUs in 2013.

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Congo (Pointe-Noire)

APM Terminals is a member of the Bolloré Africa Logistics’ consortium which has been selected to develop a new deep-water container terminal at the Port of Pointe-Noire, the largest deep water port in the Gulf of Guinea. In December 2008 the French-based Bolloré Group signed a €570 million ($735 million USD) 27-year concession agreement with the Congolese Government which provides for the modernization of Pointe-Noire, a natural gateway to the increasingly important Central African region. Expansion plans include an 800 meter quay with a 15 meter depth and a 31 hectare yard, providing an annual throughput capacity of 650,000 TEUs by 2015. Throughput at Congo Terminal was 522,000 TEUs in 2012.

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Ghana (Tema)

MPS is a dynamic, modern container terminal with an overall commitment to excellence. MPS expects continued improvement in everything we do, we want to lead, not follow in all areas of our operations.

Part of MPS’s overall philosophy of excellence is a commitment to the development and wellbeing of our employees. Only with the best people performing excellent work can the company continue to lead the pack. We believe each person is important and we will attempt to ensure that every employee is given the opportunity to succeed and grow. We expect our employees to ask questions and actively seek better solutions to problems and challenges, and, in turn we will recognize and reward superior performance while correcting performance that does not meet MPS high standards.

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Ivory Coast (Abidjan)

The Ivory Coast’s primary port of Abidjan is one of the busiest container ports in West Africa, serving as a key transhipment hub for the region. APM Terminals holds the minority share of the Societe Exploitation Terminal de Vridi (SETV), which operates Abidjan Terminal as a joint venture with Bolloré Africa Logistics, the majority shareholder. The Abidjan Terminal concession agreement was signed in October of 2003, with APM Terminals joining in July 2005. Abidjan is the primary gateway to Ivory Coast for containers and major transit point for land-locked countries such as Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso with excellent roadway connections. Container throughput at Vridi Container Terminal in Abidjan in 2012 was 637,000 TEUs.

An $80 million terminal expansion project undertaken by the Bolloré Group has added 320 meters of berth, bringing the total to 740 meters, with four new STS cranes on order. The expansion, scheduled for completion in 2015, will increase annual container throughput capacity to 1.5 million TEUs.

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Kenya (Mombasa)

APM Terminals Mombasa has opened a new 7.3 hectare (18 acre) inland container freight station (CFS) 4 km (two and a half miles) from Kenya’s primary port of Mombasa, licensed as a dry port by the Kenyan Ports Authority and operating as Great Lakes Port.

The new facility is one of East Africa’s largest and most technologically advanced CFS operations, with direct rail links to both the port and inland commercial and population centers of Nairobi and Kampala.

The Port of Mombasa is the busiest container terminal in East Africa with a total throughput of approximately 900,000 TEUs annually. Road congestion remains a significant obstacle to traffic flows into and out of Mombasa, which is a major trade gateway for interior landlocked African countries such as Uganda and South Sudan.

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Liberia (Monrovia)

APM Terminals Liberia operates the Freeport of Monrovia, which constitutes the gateway to Liberia. In addition to handling containerized shipments, APM Terminals Liberia is also a multipurpose facility composed of equipment and specialized personnel that handle all kind of cargo such as rice, cement, latex, unitized or palletized cargo, vehicles, frozen products and timber.

Equally important, we are creating new jobs, careers and training opportunities with the Liberian people that create lives for generations. In our APM Terminals Liberia leadership ranks, we are committed to having local Liberians comprise 50% of our executives by 2016. We are well on track to achieving this, with 40% of our leadership team already Liberian in 2014.

With our long term perspective and vital focus on keeping the port working, we are helping the people of Liberia help face the challenges of today and tomorrow in the spirit of partnership to protect the country. Keeping the port open for business and working safely and Ebola-free is our goal. And, we are proud to use our project management team people skills to assist in establishing a new Ebola Treatment centre with a donation of USD 100,000 and sponsoring Ebola awareness campaigns via radio in the country during the early months of the outbreak.

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Nigeria (Apapa)

APM Terminals Apapa is the largest container facility by capacity of the three serving Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and business center, located on the Bight of Benin, in the Gulf of Guinea. It is also the largest container terminal operation in West Africa, having doubled container traffic after concession began in 2006, with dramatically improved productivity, handling nearly 90% of Nigeria’s inbound containers. A $135 million USD investment and expansion program was announced for APM Terminals Apapa in 2011. Regular rail service to two major interior cities was restored in August 2013. Container throughput in 2012 was 618,000 TEUs.

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Nigeria (Onne)

The terminal is located in the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone and is set up to cater for East Nigerian markets, such as Aba, Nnewi, Onitsha, Enugu & Niger delta oil industry. The nearest large city is Port Harcourt which has a population of some 3 million inhabitants and is located 30 Kilometers from Onne.

Nigeria as a whole is a very predominant import area with West Africa Container Terminal being no different. Imports include construction materials, components, ceramics, automobile spares and almost everything imaginable as very little is manufactured locally.

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