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Terminal Safety & Rules

APM Terminals seeks to continuously to improve our safety performance, we evaluate our performance and set challenging goals on an annual basis.

We set a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) that measure safety performance, both in terms of personal safety – the safety of our employees and any other people who could be affected by our activities – and in terms of the safe design, operation and maintenance of our facilities.

Truck drivers and contractors must follow our Terminal Rules (pdf) at all times.

Driver induction

Any driver entering the terminal will have to demonstrate that they are familiar with the safety regulations and terminal rules outlined in the film below. For new drivers entering the terminal for the first time accompanied by an instructor, please complete a training drivers access form.

Breaches of Safety and Terminal Rules

We take safety very seriously. Truck drivers who do not comply with our safety requirements and terminal rules (such as miss-parking a chassis) will be  banned from the terminal and asked to pay a $100 fine. Before being allowed back into the terminal you will need to attend at Safety Trucker Education Program (S.T.E.P.) class.

  • Fines can be paid at  . Please use the banned truck license plate number as the citation number.
  • S.T.E.P. classes are held every Friday at 15:00 hours in the Catalina Room located in the Pier 400 Cafeteria. Drivers must bring the notification that was emailed to the dispatcher and receipt of payment from  .

Container Inspection Process:

Drivers wanting to inspect the inside of an empty container must go to the Flip Line and inform terminal personnel; it is prohibited for drivers to open container doors.  These instructions are indicated on the routing tickets for driver awareness. 

Please also remind your drivers that being out of their cab in non-designated areas will result in a Safety Fine, a ban from the facility, and the requirement to attend S.T.E.P. class.