APM Terminals Apapa named “Best Terminal Operator of the Year” at Nigerian Maritime Excellence Awards in Apapa, Nigeria. APM Terminals Apapa, which assumed operational control of the facility in 2006, is now the busiest container terminal in West Africa, with an estimated throughput of 720,000 TEUs this year, up from 650,000 TEUs in 2011. “This recognition by Nigeria’s maritime journalists is a great honor for our operation and for the nearly 1,000 Nigerians working at APM Terminals Apapa who have worked so hard to achieve this great success” stated APM Terminals Apapa Managing Director Dallas Hampton. Established in 1988, the purpose of the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN) “is to objectively report activities in the shipping sector in totality and also the activities of all ministries, departments and agencies of government involved in the country’s import and export business”. With the investment of $200 million USD in new equipment and upgrades at Apapa since 2006, APM Terminals Apapa has eliminated vessel waiting times of up to 40 days common in 2006 - as yard expansions and other improvements have been implemented, raising productivity from 6 moves per hour to the current average of 24 moves per hour. APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer noted during a terminal visit last May that the Apapa operational standards have reached parity with European facility operations.
Employees at APM Terminals Mumbai achieved 500 Safe Days, without any Lost Time Injury (LTI), setting a record at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) at Nhava Sheva. APM Terminals globally lays a lot of emphasis on Safety at terminals and the Senior Management team at The Hague is actively involved in motivating employees to practice Safety at work. At APM Terminals Mumbai, it is always SAFETY FIRST! APM Terminals Mumbai accounts for nearly 44% of the throughput emerging from Nhava
APM Terminals Tangier, S.A. and the Akwa Group, a Casablanca, Morocco-based partner have announced the opening of Morocco’s newest container terminal to serve the global trade in Morocco and the Western Mediterranean market. Located on one of the most important shipping arteries, the terminal will offer importers and exporters a new gateway to world markets. Over 200 vessels a day pass through the Straits of Gibraltar as they transit on north-south and east-west liner trade routes
Five year, global agreement to work toward improved productivity and efficiency, land utilization, environmental sensitivity and public awareness of the container terminal industry APM Terminals and the Port of Rotterdam Authority announce the signing of a five-year agreement of
APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas S.A. de C.V. to build & operate a new terminal on Mexico's Pacific coast. After winning a tender on December 15, 2011, APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas S.A. de C.V. has now signed a 32-year concession contract with the Port Authority of the Port of Lazaro Cardenas (APILAC) for the design, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of a new specialized container terminal at the port.
Measured by equity TEU, there is no change in the order & ranking of the top five international container terminal operators. PSA (Port of Singapore Authority) was again the leading operator in terms of equity TEU ahead of Hutchison (HPH), but by a much reduced margin following the divestment by PSA of its interests in HPH’s Hong Kong terminals. There is now a difference of only just over 4 million TEU in Drewry’s assessment of PSA and HPH’s equity TEU throughput.
Keeping an eye to its future, the Port of Tacoma has started a new waterway-deepening project that will assure that the Pacific Northwest's largest container port will continue to attract the world's largest container ships. "We already serve Maersk Sealand's S-Type container vessels -- the world's largest," said Jack Fabulich, President of the Port of Tacoma Commission, adding that these Maersk container ships, at 380 yards (347-meters)
APM Terminals Virginia officially opened its new $450m, 291-acre container terminal (on 576 acres of land) to serve customers in the Hampton Roads region. This maritime center, the third-largest container terminal in the United States, is capable of handling 1 million twenty- foot-equivalent units (TEU) annually and has the potential to expand to handle a capacity of more than 2 million TEU. The terminal will serve as an economic engine for new business in the region.
At present the main bottleneck causing congestion in Rotterdam is labor shortage. Therefore ECT raised the number of extra personnel with 20 to 120. Some 70 are “in” and the first 20 are trained now. Full deployment will take some time due to educational capacity and lead time. The average influx is approx. 20 per month. Furthermore, a maximum appeal is made on the current workforce to make overtime (including new regulations in order to promote this)
APM Terminals container terminal in Rotterdam is crippled by a strike that has arisen following negotiations for the operation of a future terminal in the Dutch port city. The terminal operator's latest update is as follows: "Please be advised we are still suffering from wildcat rule-to-work actions and we cannot predict the duration of these actions. As a result of the actions, all operations are being delayed.
Maersk Line informs that due to the current CLA (CAO) negotiations for the new facility of APM Terminals in Rotterdam, work at the current facility of APM Terminals in Rotterdam has been stopped and accordingly customers are requested to pick-up/ deliver containers in Antwerp instead.
The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Houston region from 3 a.m. to midnight local time today, January 28. Due to the winter weather forecast and the unsafe driving conditions expected in the Houston area
APM Terminals and Brookfield Asset Management announce the formation of a joint venture at APM Terminals’ Port Elizabeth, New Jersey facility, subject to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and regulatory approvals which are targeted to be received in the next couple of months.
Virtually all large Mediterranean transhipment hub ports recorded double digit growth in 2013, well above regional and global growth levels, notes the latest edition of Drewry's Container Insight Weekly. Once all full year data is collated
Remote control of cranes improves productivity and working ergonomics in new Maasvlakte 2 container terminals; will be first in Europe to operate without a driver on board ABB, a power and automation technology group, recently won contracts from two major container terminal operators
APM Terminals Callao invests US$307-million for Phase l & ll port expansion. Executives from APM Terminals Callao and the Minister of Transport and Communications of Peru, Mr. Carlos Paredes were on hand to start the demolition of Patio Guadalupe – an old
The ILWU Local 63 Marine Clerks Office Unit (“OCU”) remains on strike at terminals in the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach. ILWU long shore locals continue to honor the OCU pickets and operations are completely shut down in APM Terminals.
Port authorities, terminal Operators, shipping Lines, intermodal companies & the financial community to attend upcoming Infocast conference. Conference organizer, Infocast, brings its Port & Intermodal Finance & Investment Summit to Miami, FL on April 16-18, 2013
China Shipping Terminal Development agrees to buy a 24 per cent stake in APM Terminals' Zeebrugge in Belgium. The move came six months after the firm, which is wholly owned by China Shipping Container Lines, expressed interest in taking a stake in the Zeebrugge facility
The upcoming Infocast presented 'Port & Intermodal Finance & Investment Summit' will be hosted & sponsored by the Port of Miami, FL. President Obama recently outlined a program of bonds and other measures to encourage such spending on roads
APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, welcome the arrival of two new tugboats to the APM Terminal Bahrain marine fleet. The new tugs were inaugurated at a ceremony on Wednesday, with attendees from the Port and Maritime Affairs, BAPCO, the U.S
ERRIA A/S confirmed that they have acquired APM Terminal´s 51 percent stake in APM Saigon Shipping (APMSS). APM Saigon Shipping (APMSS) is an inland container services company with about 300 employees, which annually handles and maintains approximately 350,000 containers in Vietnam.
Maersk Line’s first 18,000 teu vessel, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, which was doing the rounds on her maiden voyage in Northern Europe last week, has prompted much speculation on her economies of scale, particularly as HHI has just confirmed that it is negotiating an order for five slightly
With an emphasis on personal responsibility for safety, with the slogan “Intervention: If you see it - You own it”, the 7th 'Global Safety Day' has been held by the APM Terminals Network with a focus from APM Terminals Bahrain.
Damco announces the appointment of Tommy Mølgaard as Global Chief Financial Officer. Mølgaard takes up his position in Damco’s Headquarters after occupying the role of Head of Corporate Finance at APM Terminals. Tommy Mølgaard brings with him over twenty years of