APM Terminals and Port of Rotterdam to Cooperate On R&D

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Five  year,  global  agreement  to  work  toward  improved  productivity  and  efficiency,  land  utilization, environmental  sensitivity and  public  awareness  of  the  container  terminal  industry  APM  Terminals  and  the  Port  of  Rotterdam  Authority  announce the  signing  of  a  five-year agreement  of  cooperation  on  research  and  development  for  innovation  in  global  container terminal operations.    Research  projects  will  be  undertaken  worldwide  under  the  auspices  of  the  agreement,  and  will focus  on  container terminal  environmental  best  practices,  sustainability,  safety,  cargo  security,  cost  reduction,  intermodal  movements,  supply chain  integration,  and  information  management.  The agreement  covers  global  port  projects;  five  projects  per  year  at  the current  APM  Terminals Rotterdam  facility,  which  surpassed  a  2.6  million  TEU  annual  volume  in  2007  and  the  future APM Terminals  Maasvlakte  II  facility,  construction  for  which  is  scheduled  to  begin  shortly.  The  facility will  launch  a  new generation  of  eco-friendly  ports  while  serving  as  the  company’s  flagship terminal  for  innovation  and  environment sustainability.      

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