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  • The world’s largest container-handling cranes arrive at APM Terminals MedPort Tangier,

    The terminal, set to open in 2019, will be equipped with the latest cargo handling technology to serve the needs of large ships.

    Tangiers, Morocco – APM Terminals MedPort Tangier announces the arrival of three of the newest and largest ship-to-shore (STS) cranes in the world, designed to handle vessels carrying 22,000 or more containers, now plying the Asia/Europe trade lane.

    The three cranes represent the world’s largest double trolley STS cranes which weigh 2500 metric tons, have a height of 144 meters when boomed up, an outreach of 72 meters with twin-lift/tandem lift capability. The remote-controlled cranes will enable fast, safe and efficient loading and unloading services to some of the largest container ships on the sea.

     
    APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is strategically located on one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping arteries, the Strait of Gibraltar, which sees more than 60,000 vessels a year. The terminal, which will serve as a trans-shipment hub for Maersk Line and its alliance partners, will help improve global supply chain performance by attracting more vessel calls and creating more routing options. The terminal is being constructed using the latest technology, ensuring greater cargo-handling efficiency and enabling more capacity.

    Keith Svendsen, Chief Operating Officer of APM Terminals said, “Maersk Line commissioned APM Terminals to build and operate APM Terminals MedPort Tangier so we are designing it around the customer by integrating operational excellence, the most modern cargo handling equipment and an ideal location for connecting global supply chains. This creates the necessary port capacity for the future. Equally important, this port creates another wave of future investment momentum in Morocco as a business and trade center.”

    “These cranes use digital technology to ensure the most efficiency during their movements. This will help us to deliver increased productivity throughout the process from lifting a container box off the ship, until it is delivered to its stack in the yard, and vice-versa,” added Dennis Olesen, Managing Director, APM Terminals MedPort Tangier.

    Media contacts:

    Corporate
    Tom Boyd, Head of Media Relations
    APM Terminals
    The Hague, Netherlands
    Tel +31–61–272–5696
    Thomas.H.Boyd@apmterminals.com

    Morocco
    Mehdi Ben Mouloud
    APM Terminals MedPort Tangier
    Tangier, Morocco
    Mehdi.Benmouloud@apmterminals.com

    February 23 2018 Read more
  • 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: https://events.joc.com/tpm-2018

    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
    Thomas.H.Boyd@apmterminals.com
    +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
    Thomas.H.Boyd@apmterminals.com
    +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
    Marika.Nadaraia@apmterminals.com

     

    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
    Thomas.H.Boyd@apmterminals.com
    January 11 2018 Read more

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