AIM Export Processing Terminal to drive Blue Economy—Bello-Koko
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has given approval to Advanced International Merchants (AIM) Limited otherwise known as AIM Logistics Limited as an Export Processing Terminal.
The NPA Managing Director, Mohammed Bello Koko, confirmed this in an approval letter, highlighting that his decision was in furtherance of the support for the implementation of the Federal Government’s economic diversification programme.
The letter reads in part: “This action is to further support the implementation of the Federal Government’s economic diversification programme aimed at addressing the logistics identified challenges that are inherent in the export supply chain in collaboration with Nigerian Export Promotion Council and other relevant agencies”.
The NPA helmsman had at a recent media forum in Lagos, disclosed that Export Processing Terminals (EPTs) will serve as a pre-gate, especially for agro exports where pre-shipment sorting, stuffing, processing, sealing, and certification will be done.
According to him “The EPTs will reduce the cost to the exporters, reduce the time that it takes to export these goods out, and then make the process faster and seamless”
In his submission, the Terminal Manager of AIM Logistics and Terminal, Mr. Jide Adeleye, thanked the NPA for the approval and promised that AIM Export Terminal will not let down both the NPA, Shippers, and the entire freight forwarding industry. “We are equal to the task as we are no newcomers in the cargo and logistics trade. Mind you, we have a plethora of very functional trucks to assist our increasing clientele” he noted.
“Honestly, the facility here boasts incomparable infrastructure essential in the cargo and logistics enterprise anywhere in the world. Our Chairman, Mr Cyprian Nwankwo, is passionate about Nigeria becoming a great nation, which explains why no expenses are spared to ensure that AIM Terminal compares with the best cargo terminals in Africa. So, the government approval was expected” stressed the Terminal Manager.
By this development, AIM Logistics Terminal has transmuted into an emporium where Nigerian produce buyers, agriculture investors, and exporters in general can seamlessly sort out their logistics processes embracing a total package from source to the port for onward shipment to overseas destinations.
AIM Export Processing Terminal is a perfect haven for Nigerian and expatriate exporters, and importers, in all ramifications. The Terminal is located on an expansive, well-appointed site overlooking the popular Lagos/Shagamu Expressway. This has already attracted ceaseless traffic of laden trucks driving in and out of the busy terminal.