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.
International operator APM Terminals has been hit by a cross-border cyber attack which has sent IT systems down across multiple terminals and business units.
Bromma has received a major order consisting of 36 all-electric YSX45E spreaders from Kuenz which will equip automated stacking cranes at APMT’s new Tangier-Med 2 container terminal.
All APM Terminals facilities affected by a cross-border cyber attack last month are now open, according to parent company AP Moller Maersk.
The general assembly of the Spanish owners’ association Anesco has voted against accepting a pre-agreement reached with stevedoring unions, claiming it is anti-competitive and in breach of proposed new government legislation, which the unions oppose.
Gautam Adani’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) is looking to acquire a 43.01% stake in Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd (GPPL) from APM Terminals, India-based news website Livemint has reported.
An 18-month contract dispute between APM Terminals Gothenburg and the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) is unlikely to be resolved soon, the SDU has said.
APM Terminals’ proposal to the Peruvian government to improve and optimise its North Terminal at the port of Callao to reflect changes in the Peruvian market continues to court controversy.
Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Works & Tarnsport has asked APM Terminals for a detailed report outlining the various problems that it is facing in respect of construction of its Moín Container Terminal.
APM Terminals has significantly increased its US$70m investment plans for the APMT Port Elizabeth Facility.
In Costa Rica, the government has requested permission from APM Terminals Moín to build an access road connection to the new container terminal using part of the original concession area.
In Guatemala, increasing pressure is being put on the government not to award a follow-on concession to APM Terminals for the Quetzal Container Terminal (TCQ), following its takeover of the original concessionaire, TCB Group, which has subsequently been alleged to have been involved in corruption.
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