News Releases

  • Port Pipavav expands routes to Far East and Malaysia, This month, COSCO Shipping’s container ship, XIN NAN TONG, made its first call at APM Terminals Port Pipavav, as part of its renewed Container Line 1 service.

    The revised Container Line 1 service provides additional links between India and Far-East growth markets, as well as a direct connection to Malaysia. The service will call at Pipavav-Penang-Shanghai-Ningbo-Shekou-Nansha-Singapore-NhavaSheva-Pipavav. 

    During the vessel’s first call, APM Terminals Pipavav efficiently handled key imported commodities such as polyester fabric, LED tube lights, stainless-steel pipe, PVC resin and auto solar cells. Major exports of castor seed meal, raw cotton, Vinyl Sulphone Ester and seafood were loaded.

    Strategic location
    APM Terminals Pipavav is India’s first public-private partnership port. Its strategic location and excellent hinterland connectivity by road and rail, make it India’s leading gateway port for containers, general cargo, bulk, liquid and vehicles, for customers in the state of Gujarat. 

    “We work closely with our shipping line customers to improve their Indian port call performance and with our landside customers to optimise their Indian supply chains.” says Keld Pederson, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav. “This new port call reflects our efforts and momentum in the market.” 

    Cargo capacity
    Pipavav’s current annual general cargo capacity includes five million metric tons of dry bulk; two million metric tons of liquid bulk; approximately 250,000 passenger cars; and 1.35 million TEU container capacity. For exports, 80% of the goods were moved to the port by road and 20% by rail. For imports, 88% were moved by rail thanks to the ondock rail facility and 12% by road. 

    Related links
    Pipavav Brochure 
    Pipavav Website
    February 22 2018 Read more
  • Itajaí to double monthly volume,

    New services expected to boost monthly container traffic to 36,000 TEUs.

    Three new services will begin calling APM Terminals Itajaí in February, catering to Brazil’s refrigerated cargo exports from Santa Catarina State. Chicken and pork will be the main export on these services, followed by non-refrigerated shipments of timber and other wood products.  Approximately 75% of the facility's reefer cargoes are chicken, with pork representing another 20%. Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of chicken, with 4.5 million metric tons exported last year. The Itajaí Port Complex handled more than 189,000 TEUs of reefer cargo in 2017, including 145,000 TEUs of fresh and frozen chicken.

    CMA-CGM Adds Two Calls

    On February 4th APM Terminals Itajaí welcomed the Jacarandá Login, making the first call of a joint Login and Mercosul twice-weekly string serving South America’s east coast, with calls at Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, and using Itajaí as a transshipment hub. French-based CMA-CGM’s Brazil Express (Brazex) service linking Brazil to the US Gulf Coast, and South America-West Africa (SamWaf) service to Congo, Angola and South Africa also began service in February. The SamWaf service is operated jointly with NileDutch, Safmarine, Maersk Line, Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg Süd. These three services bring the total regular services calling APM Terminals Itajaí to seven.

    Important Achievements

    “These are very important achievements for us, demonstrating that the consistent standards of productivity and flexibility that APM Terminals Itajaí offers to shipping lines, combined with a strong focus on importing and exporting customers, are highly valued by the market” noted APM Terminals’ Head of Brazil Ricardo Arten. APM Terminals Itajaí handled 215,000 TEUs in 2017.

    APM Terminals Itajaí 

    Terminal facts:

    • Capacity: 581,000 TEUs
    • APM Terminals’ share: 100%


    February 19 2018 Read more
  • Welcoming the Year of the Dog!,

    APM Terminals’ global terminal network celebrates Chinese New Year.

    On February 16, the Chinese New Year will usher in Year 4715 on the Chinese calendar, the “Year of the Dog” and the tenth year of the Chinese signs of the zodiac 12-year of cycle. The Year of the Dog will end on February 5, 2019. The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, traditionally starts on Chinese New Year’s Eve and lasts 16 days, culminating with the Lantern Festival.

    APM Terminals in China
    In China, APM Terminals has interests in 10 facilities; five ports, including Guangzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai, Tianjin and Xiamen; extensive Inland Services operations; and offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Chinese container ports, including Hong Kong, handle approximately one-third of all container moves worldwide, and six rank among the world’s 10 busiest by volume. These includes Shanghai, the world’s largest, which surpassed 40 million TEUs in container traffic in 2017.

    Good Fortune!
    APM Terminals is proud to share in this celebration of the Year of the Dog, and wishes good luck and prosperity to all in the year ahead.

    February 16 2018 Read more
  • Meet APM Terminals at the TPM,

    APM Terminals is proud to be a sponsor of the 18th TPM Annual Conference, taking place between March 4th-7th 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center, in Long Beach, California.

    TPM logoWith over 2,500 people attending, the conference addresses key operational, pricing, and strategic challenges shippers face when relying upon end-to-end container shipping services to support their supply chains, and overall business objectives. It is the premier port and shipping industry event in North America.

    Wim Lagaay, APM Terminals' Head of Terminals, North America, will participate in a panel discussion concerning “The Urgent Need for Extended Gates and Trucker Appointments at North American Ports” on Monday, March 5th. For more information about the conference, please visit:

    February 14 2018 Read more
  • Dakar Rally via Callao, Peru, APM Terminals Callao plays key role in Dakar Rally race

    APM Terminals Callao, Peru has performed a key role in this this year’s Dakar Rally road race, which began on January 3rd, in Lima, Peru, and finishes in Cordoba, Argentina.

    Over 540 vehicles were transported from France including cars, trucks and motorcycles which will participate in the race, but also the support vehicles for each racing team. The famous off-road race has been held in South America since 2009.

    “APM Terminals Callao is proud to be the gateway to Peru for the vehicles that will participate in this international sporting event" stated APM Terminals Callao Managing Director Javier Lancha.

    APM Terminals was selected by the Peruvian Government to operate Terminal Muelle Norte at the Port of Callao, now operating as APM Terminals Callao, in 2011, and assumed control of the facility under a 30-year concession. The facility is being developed into a modern multipurpose terminal for containers, general cargo such as Ro-Ro, break bulk project cargo, solid and liquid bulk, and cruise ships, representing an investment of over USD $750 million.

    Media contact
    Tom Boyd, Director, External Communications
    APM Terminals, The Hague, Netherlands
    +31 70 304 2181
    February 12 2018 Read more
  • Record Year for JNPT Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) retained its status as the busiest container port in India in 2017 with a record throughput of 4.66 million TEUs (through December 28th).

    APM Terminals Mumbai remained the busiest terminal of the four serving the port, handing a total of 1.94 million TEUs, or approximately 42% of the port’s total container volume.

    JNPT, serving Mumbai, accounted for 45% of all India’s containerized cargo traffic of 12.7 million TEUs in FY 2016-17. The previous record of 4.5 million TEUs was set in 2016. APM Terminals Mumbai handled 1.8 million TEUs in 2016, representing 39.5% of the port’s total throughput.
    Media contact
    Tom Boyd, Director, External Communications
    APM Terminals, The Hague, Netherlands
    +31 70 304 2181
    February 12 2018 Read more
  • APM Terminals 2017 financial results,

    APM Terminals reported 2017 revenue of USD 4.1bn on a consolidated basis with underlying volume growth on an equity-weighted basis of 6.5%.

    Click to read the annual report section. 

    February 09 2018 Read more
  • New bulk cargo terminal MOU announced in Poti, Georgia,

    Expanded Georgian trade, improved customer supply chains targeted.

    Poti, Georgia - APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a USD 100 million dollar investment in a new bulk cargo terminal that can process 1.5 million tons of dry bulk cargo annually and generate new trade opportunities for customers in the Georgian transit corridor.

    The new terminal is expected to be built on APM Terminals Poti land and infrastructure and will entail the construction, development and operation of a new breakwater, dry bulk cargo terminal and related infrastructure to serve bulk cargo customers. 

    APM Terminals Poti announce MoU 

    APM Terminals will host the new terminal on it’s land, while the consortium partner, PNCT - POTI New Terminal Corporation will invest in and develop the project. 

    Poti New Terminals’ expertise will design, develop and manage the dry bulk cargo terminal to today’s world-class port standards.

    APM Terminals Poti is a Black Sea gateway port serving the logistics industry in the Caucasus and Central Asia markets and is an economic engine for Georgia’s future growth.

    The MOU was signed January 12, 2018 at the Courtyard Marriott, Tbilisi and included customers and honorary guests from the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian Railway and Sea Administration, officials from Poti City Hall and Municipality, employees of Poti Sea Port Corporation and business leaders invited by Poti New Terminal Consortium.

    Media contact:
    Mari Nadaraia
    Communications and CSR Manager
    APM Terminals Poti
    Poti, Georgia
    Office +995–493–277777 (ext: 7770)
    Mobile +995–599–887770


    January 12 2018 Read more
  • MedPort Tangier cranes en route, Tangier, Morocco - The first group of three, of a total of 12 advanced remotecontrolled ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, has departed China for delivery on February 15th to the new APM Terminals MedPort Tangier, Morocco terminal.

    Manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai, the super post-Panamax cranes will be able to accommodate 20,000 TEU vessels, giving the facility an annual container throughput capacity of five million TEUs. “Our goal is to use proven technology to create highproductivity for our clients on one of the world’s most strategically important trade lanes on the Strait of Gibraltar,” said APM Terminals MedPort Tangier Managing Director Dennis Olesen.

    Scheduled to become operational in 2019, the new deep-water terminal at the Tanger- Med II port complex will be equipped with both conventional and fully-automated operations and an automated truck gate system. The STS cranes will be fully automated, including a remote crane operator safely located in an office building near the quay, and will feature a second trolley, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to provide maximum efficiency and productivity for APM Terminals’ liner customers.

    Media contact:
    Tom Boyd, Head of Media Relations
    APM Terminals
    The Hague, Netherlands
    Tel +31–61–272–5696
    January 11 2018 Read more
  • APM Terminals Pecém reports record volumes,

    Port productivity combined with strong growth in landside customers and shipping lines fuels result. 

    Pecém, Brazil – APM Terminals Pecém reported a 19% annual increase in container handling volumes as the gateway port to northeast Brazil.  APM Terminals Pecém, which is the container operator at the Port of Pecém which is managed by the state-owned company CIPP (former Cearaportos), handled 130,008 moves (213,951 TEUs – twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2017 a new volume record.

    Daniel Rose, Managing Director of APM Terminals Pecém said “We have been working closely with our shipping line customers and our landside customers to ensure they had the port service levels needed to grow their business. Pecém has the best port and hinterland infrastructure connectivity in the region.  We offer the highest operational performance indexes in the market with consistent, reliable 70 BMPH (berth moves per hour) using our two new Ship to Shore (STS) cranes. In fact, our terminal productivity has doubled since the arrival of the STS cranes in 2016, averaging 33,6 moves per hour per crane. These numbers also attracted transshipment volumes - which tripled in 2017 compared to 2016.”

    Pecém is the closest Brazilian port to the United States and Europe markets. This is a clear competitive advantage especially to the fruit business in Ceara and Rio Grande do Norte States.  Fruits are accountable for around 20% of Pecém exports since its location enables a shorter transit time, ensuring better freshness on store shelves for the consumer.  As a result, the terminal added new lines from MSC and Maersk Line focused on fruit exports to Europe during the 2nd half of 2017.

    Along with APM Terminals Pecém, APM Terminals’ Brazil operations include APM Terminals Itajaí and Brasil Terminal Portuário, at the Port of Santos.    

    About APM Terminals

    APM Terminals operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port and integrated inland service networks, which is uniquely positioned to help both shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability to compete and win in world markets.  

    Our team of 20,000 industry professionals is focused on delivering the operational excellence and solutions businesses require to reach its potential.  We operate a network of 76 ports and over 100 inland services locations globally.

    Media contact:

    Michele Schifino
    APM Terminals Itajai
    Itajai, Brazil
    +55 4733419952

    January 08 2018 Read more

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