APM opens second Tangier terminal

APM Terminals has opened its second terminal in Morocco, MedPort Tangier was inaugurated this week. Part of the Tanger Med Port complex, it has an annual capacity of 5 million teu. With this new capacity, Morocco is establishing itself as one of the most important transshipment locations in the world. [+]

New cranes for Nigeria’s Onne – updated

APM Terminals has invested in two new mobile harbour cranes at its West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne Port, eastern Nigeria. The two Liebherr LHM 550 cranes are due for deployment in July this year. WACT has already invested around US$2.5 million in ten purpose-built terminal trucks, three reach ... [+]

Train takes the strain from Sweden to China

APM Terminals Gothenburg has opened the Gothenburg Gateway this week. The terminal operator says that a container placed on a freight train anywhere in Sweden will be loaded onto a large ocean-going vessel within 48 hours, and will shave up at least a week off the transit time from Sweden ... [+]

A better route to market in Nigeria

APM Terminals is working with produce aggregation, packaging and retailing company Naija Pride and international development groups to provide modern cold chain transportation alternatives for farmers moving their goods from northern Nigeria to markets in Lagos. It says that an estimated 15 million tonnes of Nigerian-grown perishable goods, including onions, potatoes, ... [+]

Safer roads to the port in Africa

APM Terminals Inland Services Africa has drawn up a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Government of Ghana and the non-profit organization Amend to improve safety on roads to and from its new port and logistics hub in Tema. At the signing ceremony in Denmark on 23 November, APM Terminals ... [+]

Cotonou cranes hoist Benin prospects

APM Terminals Cotonou commissioned two large mobile cranes in the Benin port at a ceremony presided over by Benin minister of transport, Hervé Hehomey.  The new cranes will bring the terminal's operating total to five, and have a lifting capacity of 144 tons, making them the largest in the port area. [+]

Inland costs stymie Africa trade

Shipping a 40’ container from Shanghai to Mombasa costs less than US $1,000, but moving the same container 1,240 miles from Mombasa to Bujumbura, in Burundi, costs $7,000. And while the sea voyage from China to Kenya takes 28 days, the road journey from Kenya’s primary port into land-locked Burundi ... [+]

ITF complains over Jordan arrests

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has complained to the government of Jordan over the arrests on 14 October of around 150 trade unionists at the Aqaba Container Terminals facility run by APM Terminals. The port workers had begun a strike on 13 October which but strikebreakers were reportedly brought in ... [+]

Nigeria back on the rails again

Restoration of rail service to the port of Apapa in Lagos, Nigeria after a 16-year hiatus was marked by a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and the despatch of 20 containers from APM Terminals’ facility on 23 August. The ribbon was cut by Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) board chairman, Alhaji Kawu Baraje. APM Terminals ... [+]

President unveils new Monrovia quay

President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dedicated APM Terminals' new 600-meter quay at the Freeport of Monrovia on 22 May. The President noted that the quay was constructed to current industry standards the equal of any now operating around the world. The new quay also paves the way for the next stages ... [+]

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