[NEWS] FG SET TO OPEN FRESH BID FOR LAGOS CONTAINER TERMINAL

 

 

THE TIN CAN 11 CONTAINER TERMINAL, ALSO KNOWN AS LILYPOND TERMINAL, IS ABOUT TO BE ADVERTISED FOR PUBLIC BIDDING,
LILYPOND WAS CONCESSIONED IN 2006 TO AP MOLLER TERMINALS.

OUR CORRESPONDENT LEARNT THAT THE CONCESSION ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN THE NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY AND APMT, WHICH LASTED FOR 10 YEARS, ENDED IN 2016.

THE NPA, WHICH CONFIRMED THE PLANNED FRESH BID ROUND FOR THE TERMINAL ON MONDAY, SAID THE TERMINAL WILL SOON BE OPEN FOR FRESH BIDDING AS SOON AS THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP DEPARTMENT OF THE AGENCY CONCLUDED THE PAPERWORK.

THE HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, APMT, AUSTIN FISCHER, CONFIRMED TO OUR CORRESPONDENT THAT THE TERMINAL CONCESSION TO APMT EXPIRED IN 2016.

HE ALSO SAID THE FIRM HAD AN INTENTION OF BIDDING FOR THE TERMINAL IN THE NEW ARRANGEMENT BUT THAT IT DID NOT INTEND TO USE THE FACILITY AS A DRY PORT TERMINAL BUT AS AN AGRICULTURAL HUB FOR ITS NEW COLD CHAIN PROJECT AIMED AT PRESERVING PERISHABLE GOODS COMING FROM THE NORTH.