The Managing Director, APM Terminals, Mr Martin Jacob, has revealed that the company has employed six female crane operators within the last six months to encourage female participation in the maritime industry.
Jacob disclosed this when the executive members of the Women in Maritime Africa (WIMAfrica) Nigerian branch, visited him at the headquarters of APM Terminals in Lagos on Thursday.
The team also visited ENL Consortium and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Lagos.
According to him, the terminals encourage female participation and has female staff that have risen to manager status in our company and they are more efficient than some male staff.
“Some of our female staff believe in an adage, which says ‘what a man can do, a woman can do better’ and they are really performing well in their various departments.
“I have been working in Nigeria for the past 20 years and with determination, some of the female staff members are doing well.
“APM Terminals do promote females who wish to continue their career in the maritime industry,” Jacob said.
He said that roads to ports were in a bad state, saying that management of the terminals could not be blamed for the delay.