APM Terminals (APMT) is to seek international arbitration in respect of its disagreement with the government of Guatemala over its terminal APM Terminals Quetzal, or Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal.
Costa Rican ports, airports and an oil refinery have been taken under government control in response to the call for a general strike by the labour unions.
At APM Terminals’ (APMT) facilities in San Antonio and Santiago, located in Chile, security staff are now using drones to monitor activities. They believe that this is not only more effective, but safer too.
COMMENT: With the annual increase in containerised trade across the globe, we collectively put more heavy trucks on our roads each year, writes Wouter de Gier.
The chief operating officer of APM Terminals (APMT), Keith Svendsen, has identified growing competition, diminishing returns and container growth and consolidation in the liner customer base as “the reality” for terminal operators.
In Costa Rica, the Infrastructure Division of the Comptroller General's Office has asked for better supervision of the concession contract for the Port of Moín, which is being developed by APM Terminals.
A.P. Moller-Maersk chief executive Søren Skou has said that APM Terminals (APMT) will use more technology and more automation where appropriate — especially for transhipment boxes.
Bahrain’s Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) is currently operating at 45% of its capacity.
Wouter de Gier explains why collision-prevention technology will not save lives.
APM Terminals Poti has plans for a US$100m bulk cargo terminal with the ability to process 1.5m tonnes annually.
The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals have approved a $49.5 million expansion of the container facility at the Port of Mobile.
A safety campaign prompted by a “black year” for fatalities at APM Terminals’ global terminals in 2014 has led to a 93% decline in the number of fatalities in three years.
In Angola, Soportos has taken over management of the minerals terminal, while Sogester (a consortium consisting of APM Terminals and local partners) has won the concession for the container terminal and dry dock at the Port of Lobito. In all cases, concessions have been awarded for 25 years, the length being determined sufficient enough for the concessionaires to recover their initial investment.
APM Terminals Gothenburg has decided to go it alone with a new staffing agreement which it says will boost flexibility and reliability at peak times.
COSCO SHIPPING Ports will become the sole shareholder of Zeebrugge container terminal in a EUR35m deal with APM Terminals.
AP Moller Maersk has cited “commercially challenged terminals” as one of the reasons APM Terminals reported a loss of USD$264m in Q2 2017.
COMMENT: The initial shock of the Maersk/APM Terminals cyber breach was wearing off as the Jul/Aug issue of Port Strategy went to press, but the reality of dealing with the ripple effect of a major port business interruption was far from waning, writes Carly Fields.
Alexander Aizenstatd, the interventor appointed by Guatemala’s Extinción de Dominio Court to oversee Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal (TCQ), has confirmed that, during his time there, no further complaints or legal action had been brought and that his job is now ended.
Javier Lancha, the managing director of APM Terminals Callao, has confirmed that the company put forward in March proposals to modify its existing concession contract, which currently prioritises containerised cargo.
APM Terminals has put back until June 2018 the opening of its Moín container terminal, in Limón, Costa Rica.
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