August 13 2020
APM Terminals Quetzal and Grupo Maersk companies contribute to Guatemala
Guatemala City, August 12, 2020.- APM Terminals Quetzal, the port division of Grupo Maersk in Guatemala, together with Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and Sealand, companies that are part of the same group, made a donation of $ 70,000.00 in medical supplies essential to the Government of Guatemala that are part of a donation package equivalent to $ 250,000.00 to continue supporting the COVID-19 health emergency in the country.
The contribution is made up of 11,500 surgical masks, 9,500 pairs of sterilized gloves and 5,000 safety glasses, which are important elements for the work carried out by health personnel during the current pandemic.
“APMT is present in 64 countries with different needs in the midst of the unfortunate situation caused by the COVID 19 virus and in this case, we have joined forces between Grupo Maersk and APM Terminals Quetzal to support Guatemala in meeting one of the main needs required by health authorities to face the health situation and ensure the well-being of the Guatemalan population. At this time, solidarity and the common good must prevail for the country to move forward from this situation”, said Gabriel Corrales, General Director of APM Terminals Quetzal.
APM Terminals Quetzal, as a temporary customs warehouse and port terminal in Guatemala, has continued to operate on a regular basis for the correct supply of containerized cargo in and out of cargo in order to keep the country supplied, mainly in this health crisis without precedents, following the recommendations established by national authorities and by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Maersk is the world's largest integrated container logistics company, providing Ocean Freight services, providing in addition trucking, rail, warehouse, terminal and shipping services in 130 countries, connecting customers end-to-end. Maersk moves almost 20% of world trade, which totals goods worth approximately $ 4 trillion a year.
About APM Terminals Quetzal
APM Terminals Quetzal is in Puerto San José, Escuintla. It has the capacity to receive vessels of greater draft and significantly reduce the times of administrative and logistical processes, which impacts on the efficiency of the country's exports and imports. In 2019, the container operation at the Maritime Terminal closed with around 212,000 containers (approximately more than 357,000 TEUs), thus representing 22% of the containerized cargo handled by sea in Guatemala. Through synchronized work, the transparency of the processes and the productive work of the authorities, the processes flow constantly in the entry and exit of containers.