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APM Terminals Algeciras awards initiatives to improve traffic in the yard

Employees of the company, dockers, contractors and external transport companies contribute a large number of ideas to the contest on the occasion of the latest edition of Safety Day

No one better than someone working in the yard to find out what else can be done to take safety to the next level. With this motivation, APM Terminals Algeciras organized an ideas contest focused on one of the company's global prevention objectives: road traffic.

The initiative was very well received, and eight were awarded for contributing the most outstanding ideas. These are the employees of the stevedoring company José Manuel Gómez, José Luis Mora, Juan Carlos Palomares and Yeray Pérez, Juan Antonio Fernández and Antonio Domingo Trola for Adecco, and Agustín García and Antonio Gallego, for APM Terminals. All were congratulated by the director of APM Terminals West-Med Hub, Keld Pedersen, who thanked them for their involvement and the good reception of the idea’s competition.

Safety day

The competition for the improvement of traffic in the terminal was convened during the last edition of Safety Day, which was adapted to the prevention measures of Covid-19 and was held as a virtual forum of ideas on preventive culture, open to the participation of employees, contractors, stevedores and carriers. In total, 65 terminal workers submitted initiatives to the contest, with up to 5 initiatives each.

Among the most outstanding ideas are, for example, an automatic speed reduction system in the terminal tractors when transporting oversized loads; modifying the traffic in the reefer areas to be one-way; increase the dimensions and visibility of the signage, or install sensors on the tractors and chassis to warn of the proximity of obstacles.