Biggest boxship ever for Vietnam

Cai Mep International Terminal, a joint venture between APM Terminals, Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Saigon Port received the largest container vessel in Vietnam’s history on 26 October. Maersk Line’s EEE vessel Margrethe Maersk with close to 20,000teu on the 2M alliance’s TP6/Pearl service connecting Vietnam with US West Coast. [+]

APMT signs contract for Cote d’Ivoire terminal

APM Terminals has signed contracts with China Harbour Engineering Company for the construction of Abidjan’s second container terminal, Côte d’Ivoire Terminal, scheduled to be operational at the end of 2021. A joint venture between Bolloré and APMT will invest €400m in the construction and equipment. It will add an additional ... [+]

Fast work in West Africa

APM Terminals’ Meridian Port Services in Tema, Ghana achieved an all-time productivity record of 139.91 moves/hour in August. The MSC Livorno, deployed on MSC’s Africa Express weekly service into Ghana, achieved 145.86 moves/hour after adjusting the permissible deductible times, far exceeding the previous record of 112 moves/hour which was achieved on ... [+]

APM North America offers critical cargo service

APM Terminals in North America and the Virginia Port Authority is offering a COVID-19 critical cargo handling service at its facilities in Port Elizabeth, South Florida Container Terminal, Mobile, Los Angeles, and Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico). Qualifying shipments include COVID-19 test kits, medical ventilators and respirators, personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, ... [+]

APM makes progress in Progreso

APM Terminals Yucatán, operator of the Port of Progreso in southern Mexico, is to modernise its container terminal including a 20% expansion of yard capacity and two new reach stackers. The terminal has doubled its volumes from 80,000 to 140,000teu over the last two years and is expecting 20-35% further ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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