Largest Container Terminal in West Africa Will be First to Deploy OCR and Gate Automation

APS Technology Group Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced APM Terminals is implementing the APS Automated Gate System at its Apapa, Nigeria terminal to streamline entry and exit of traffic over 18 lanes. The Apapa terminal is the largest container terminal in West Africa, and APM is investing in new infrastructure and equipment to support further growth.

APM Terminals is implementing the APS fully automated gate system, including four OCR and damage inspection portals, 18 driver kiosks with high-security access control barriers and a biometric security system to register and validate drivers at entry and exit.  The solution is the first of its kind in any West African terminal. 

"We are pleased that APM has chosen APS for this ground-breaking project in Lagos," said Russ Scheppmann, APS Technology President.  "This investment shows APM's continued commitment to West Africa and their industry-leading approach to delivering world class terminal operations to support their customers' trade growth." 

APM Terminals is proactive in its technology adoption and security initiatives.  The Company was named the winner of the Safety at Sea International Award in the category of Management and Operations for 2010.  APM was also named the "Terminal Operator of the Year" by Lloyd's List for the current year.

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