APM Terminals’ Africa-Middle East operations include a large and diverse portfolio of ports and container terminals, including the most geographically balanced portfolio of any operator in Africa. The APM Terminals AME administrative region currently is involved in operations in 15 ports in 13 countries and provides services for container shipping lines, bulk, general cargo and cruise line operators. APM Terminals is also a provider of marine services and acts as port authority. Services provided also include rail, training centers with state-of-the-art crane simulators and real estate leasing (primarily offices and warehousing around the ports).
In West Africa APM Terminals has operations in ten ports in eight countries, with several port and terminal facilities currently undergoing expansion, including a new second container terminal under construction at the Port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. APM Terminals, which also operates APM Terminals Apapa, the busiest container terminal in West Africa, is committed to developing and operating modern port facilities in high growth markets such as Africa that provide local businesses with access to world markets through direct vessel calls, or through transshipment through regional hubs. In May 2014 APM Terminals, through local joint venture Sogester, signed a 20-year concession for the operation, maintenance and development of the Port of Namibe in southern Angola, which joins Sogester Container Terminal in Luanda as the second APM Terminals Global Terminal Network operation on the Angolan coast.
There are three Middle Eastern locations also under the administrative control of the AME Region. The Port of Aqaba in the Red Sea, serves not only the domestic Jordanian market, but is also a safe and efficient gateway for Iraq and other countries in the Levant. The Port of Salalah, Oman, is a major transshipment hub serving the growing population of the Indian Ocean Rim. Salalah also provides facilities for bulk and general cargo, and is a regular stop on the cruise lines’ schedules. In the Arabian Gulf, APM Terminals Bahrain, the Khalifa bin Salman Bahrain Gateway port, combines container, bulk and general cargo services in a strategic location that is 45% closer to markets in the upper-gulf than other transshipment port in the region.
In Colombo, Sri Lanka, APM Terminals is a shareholder in the South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT), Sri Lanka’s largest container terminal, and a major regional transshipment hub.
APM Terminals Poti, a full-service port facility on the Republic of Georgia’s Black Sea coast, began operations in 2011, and is currently undergoing a major expansion and upgrade.