ONE of Nigeria terminal operators, APM Terminals West Africa Container Terminal Nigeria, WACT, Onne, has said that it has expended N4.5billion in its ongoing upgraded its phase two terminal expansion project with a total investment of N4.5billion Phase Two terminal upgrade and expansion just as it also recorded a major safety milestone by attaining one million man-hours with no Lost Time Injury, LTI.
Recall that WACT recently launched a USD 110 million Phase Two upgrade. The upgrade covers the acquisition of three additional Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) to bring the number of MHCs at the terminal to five; acquisition of 20 Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes (RTGs); three Reach Stackers; 13 terminal trucks and trailers, an empty container handler, deployment of reefer racks with 600 plugs capacity, as well as paving of the current yard and expansion by 13 hectares, new workshop and new terminal gate complex.
A no Lost Time Injury (LTI) means no employee or contractor sustained injury that resulted in the loss of productive work time.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the major safety milestone at the Onne Port, Rivers State yesterday, Senior Project Manager of WACT, Rutger ten-Thij, said, “We have our families at home and so everyone working on the construction site needs to go home safely at the end of the day. One million hours is only a number.