Onne Multipurpose Terminal achieve safety milestone
Onne Multipurpose Terminal (OMT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.'s (ICTSI) Nigerian cargo handling facility, achieved a safety milestone after clocking in two million man-hours with zero lost time injury (LTI).
OMT reached the milestone two years after commencing commercial operations in 2021. A ceremony was held to celebrate the achievement, which, according to Rebecca Ollornwafor, OMT head of safety, is more than just an operational and business concept.
“LTI may sound like a theoretical and abstract concept, but what we are celebrating is the fact that we have all been able to safely go home to our loved ones at the end of every work day,” said Ms. Ollornwafor.
Jim Stewart, OMT chief operating officer, shared the same sentiment and thanked all the hardworking men and women at the terminal for the good work and for leaving no room for complacency when it comes to keeping the terminal a safe workplace.
ICTSI Executive Vice President Christian R. Gonzalez congratulated the OMT team for the landmark achievement, which reflects the ICTSI Group’s safety-first culture.
“Everywhere we are, safety is our top priority. We are doing our best to provide our employees with a safe work environment and ensure that everyone gets home to their families safe,” said Mr. Gonzalez.
OMT in Nigeria is one of ICTSI’s four terminals in the African continent. The global port operator continues to seek expansion opportunities across West and South Africa, particularly in the container corridor between Durban and Gauteng.