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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Port Pipavav Berths its Largest Box Ship

Maresk Saltoro at APm Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port). (Photo: APM Terminals)

APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.), a gateway port in western India, has berthed the largest container vessel in the Port Pipavav’s history, the terminal announced today.   Maersk Saltoro, a containership with approximately 9,971 TEU capacity and overall length of 299 meters, was berthed at Pipavav Port today by the port’s marine team.    Commenting on the occasion, Managing Director of APM Terminals Pipavav, Keld Pedersen said, “The Maersk Saltoro, at nearly 10,000 TEUs capacity, reaffirms APM Terminals Pipavav’s operational capabilities and infrastructure.”   Part of first India’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) Port, APM Terminals Pipavav said it has expanded its capacity for handling larger vessels and cargo, with infrastructure capabilities to handle container, bulk and liquid cargo. Last month, the port commenced RoRo operations with dispatch of the first lot of cars for export.   Operated by APM Terminals BV, an independent business unit within the Maersk Group, APM Terminals Pipavav is located in Gujarat, approximately 160 nautical miles northwest from JNPT, Mumbai.

APM Terminals Named Nigeria's 'Best of the Year'

APM Terminals Apapa named “Best Terminal Operator of the Year” at Nigerian Maritime Excellence Awards in Apapa, Nigeria. APM Terminals Apapa, which assumed operational control of the facility in 2006, is now the busiest container terminal in West Africa, with an estimated throughput of 720,000 TEUs this year, up from 650,000 TEUs in 2011. “This recognition by Nigeria’s maritime journalists is a great honor for our operation and for the nearly 1

APM Terminals Pipavav Reaches Out to the Physically Challenged

Beneficiaries Counselling Session by Team APMT

   APM Terminals Pipavav one of Western India’s gateway ports, in association with Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), Ahmedabad; SBI Mutual Fund and Shri Somnath Trust successfully organized a camp for the physically challenged individuals of Amreli of Rajula, Jaffrabad, Khamba, Savarkundla and Mahua villages.  The camp was inaugurated by Mrs. Heenaben Shah, Director, APM Terminals Pipavav, Mr. P.K. Lehri, Director, APM Terminals Pipavav and  Mr

Container Weighing at 29 APM Locations

Transmitter fitted on Head block Photo APM

VGM Generation services will be offered to enable supply chain partners to comply with new IMO SOLAS regulations   The Hague, Netherlands - With just 50 days until SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) comes into force APM Terminals is taking the lead to ensure a smooth transition into the new regulatory environment facing over 120 million containers entering the international supply chain. Under international law from 1st July

APM Terminals Boosts Investment in Port Elizabeth

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 APM Terminals has significantly increased its previously announced USD $70 million investment plans for the APM Terminals Port Elizabeth facility, and now plans an investment total of USD $200 million.    This figure includes ordering four next-generation Ship-To-Shore (STS) cranes to handle ultra-large container ships (ULCS) at North America’s second-busiest port complex. These vessels are expected to start calling the port right after the heightening of the Bayonne

APM Terminals Sells Paranagua Port Stake

Photo: Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá

 APM Terminals announced the sale of its 5% share in Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá (TCP) to China Merchants Port Holdings.    The share sale was initiated and led by Advent, who is the controlling shareholder of TCP. Price and terms were not disclosed and the share sale is subject to the normal reviews and condition precedents.    In March 2016, APM Terminals had acquired the 5% share in TCP as part of the Grup Maritim TCB acquisition. 

500 Safe Days in APM Terminals Mumbai

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Employees at APM Terminals Mumbai achieved 500 Safe Days, without any Lost Time Injury (LTI), setting a record at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) at Nhava Sheva. APM Terminals globally lays a lot of emphasis on Safety at terminals and the Senior Management team at The Hague is actively involved in motivating employees to practice Safety at work.  At APM Terminals Mumbai, it is always SAFETY FIRST! APM Terminals Mumbai accounts for nearly 44% of the throughput emerging from Nhava

New Safety Initiative at LA's APM Terminals

APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles Photo APM

  A new safety initiative at the world’s largest proprietary container terminal, APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles, has resulted in the implementation of revised yard layout and procedures to enhance the safety of the 2,000 to 3,000 Over-the-Road (OTR) truck drivers who deliver and pick up containers at the terminal in any given 24-hour period. The goal of the program, introduced at a special OTR Safety Day last month at the terminal

Santos Port Sets Productivity Record

Photo Credit Brasil Terminal Portuario

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), began the New Year with the establishment of two new productivity records. On February 10th while working the 6328 TEU capacity MSC Geneva, 206 moves per hour (MPH) were achieved while handling 1,980 containers, representing 44 crane moves per hour (MPH), surpassing the previous record of 35 crane MPH set in January.   A joint venture between APM Terminals and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), BTP began operations in November 2013, and handled 1

APM Orders 12 STS, 32 ARMGs Cranes

APM Terminals Medport Tangier port development photo APM

APM Terminals has announced orders for 12 remote-controlled Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and 32 Automated Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (ARMGs) to equip the new five million TEU* APM Terminals MedPort Tangier facility now under construction at the Tanger-Med II port complex. The container terminal will be the second operated by APM Terminals at the Tanger-Med port complex designed to serve the newest Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS) with capacities up to 20,000 TEUs

NY/NJ Welcomes CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt

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 The 14,400 TEU capacity CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt became the largest container ship to call the port of New York and New Jersey when it arrived at the APM Terminals Elizabeth container terminal.    The ultra-large container ship also established a new record as the largest vessel to pass under the raised roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, which now gives air draft clearance to vessels of up to 18,000 TEU capacity.  

APM Terminals Announces New Labor Pool

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 APM Terminals Gothenburg has signed an agreement with the staffing agency Adecco to hire temporary personnel effective 1 October 2017 to address adhoc extra staffing needs at peak times.   “The main work carried out at our container terminal will continue to be performed by our permanent staff. But this collaboration with Adecco enables us to increase reliability and flexibility during those times when we require extra staffing to handle our customer requests in a faster

APM Terminals Tacoma Ends Lease

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APM Terminals Tacoma concluded its operations on September 30, 2017, ahead of the December 31, 2017 lease expiration date, transferring the lease to Seattle-based SSA Marine who formed a new joint venture with Matson Lines, called SSAT, starting operations October 2, 2017. APM Terminals Tacoma was used primarily by the Matson Alaska Service, with twice-weekly sailings between Tacoma, Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska, and a weekly service between Tacoma and Dutch Harbor, Alaska

JNPT's Cargo Traffic Grows by 6.26%

Photo: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

 The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India's largest container port, further improved its performance in the first six months of the current financial year by recording a 6.26 per cent growth in container cargo in terms of TEUs (5.57% in terms of tonnage) by handling 2.4 million TEUs as compared to 2.26 million TUEs in the corresponding period of the previous year.   Among the four terminals under JNPT, APM Terminal handled 9.90 lakh TEUSs, up 11

India's Largest Box Port Hit by Cyber Attack

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Operations at one of three terminals at India's largest container port JNPT, near the commercial hub of Mumbai, have been disrupted by the global ransomware attack, the port said on Wednesday.   The affected terminal is operated by Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, which said on Tuesday that the cyber attack had caused outages in its computer systems globally.   Clients were notified on Wednesday morning that vessel operations at the terminal would be hit and that the

Maersk Expects Client Business Back to Normal by Monday

File photo: Maersk containerships at Pier 400 in Los Angeles (Photo: APM Terminals)

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk expects client-facing operations to return to normal by Monday and is resuming container deliveries at its major ports following a cyber attack on Tuesday.   'We expect that by Monday we'll be back to something that looks a lot more like a normalised state of business again,' Vincent Clerc, chief commercial officer at the company's shipping unit Maersk Line, told Reuters in a telephone interview.  

All Maersk Major IT Systems Back Online

A Maersk boxship alongside working cargo. (File Image: Maersk)

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk said it has restored its major applications, as it brings its IT systems back online after being hit by a major cyber attack last week.   "Today we can finally reopen our key applications," Maersk said in a statement on Monday.   The company, which handles one in seven containers shipped globally, said it expects to have all its 1500 applications fully functional within a week.  

APM Terminals Wins South America Calls on New Asian Service

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 Direct services between Asia and the East Coast of South America will begin port calls at APM Terminals Buenos Aires, Argentina, and APM Terminals Itajaí, Brazil.   The joint service deployed by Hapag-Lloyd, NYK, ZIM, Hyundai and Hamburg Sud prefers their vessels call APM Terminals' facilities in Itajai (Brazil) and T4 in Buenos Aires (Argentina).   The weekly Asian service, operated jointly with 13 vessels from Hapag-Lloyd, NYK, Zim, Hamburg Süd and Hyundai

JNPT Registers 5.11% Growth in Container Traffic

Photo: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)

 India's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)registered a growth of 5.11 per cent in container traffic in the first quarter of 2017-18.   According to a press statement, the JNPT handled 1.20 million TEUs in the first quarter of the current financial year as compared to 1.14 million TEUs in the corresponding quarter of the last financial year.    Meanwhile,  Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) handled 4

APM Terminals Mumbai Adds New Arabian Gulf/Mediterranean Direct Service

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 French based CMA-CGM, a member of the Ocean Alliance, began the new INDIAMED service to Mumbai with the arrival of the 5,009 TEU capacity CMA CGM Virginia at APM Terminals Mumbai.    The service, linking South Asia with ports in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean, was officially introduced on July 2nd, operating with vessels provided by CMA-CGM, its APL subsidiary, and Chinese-based Alliance partner COSCO.  

APM Terminals Tangier Celebrates 10 years in Morocco

Photo: Maersk Line

 APM Terminals Tangier welcomed the Munich Maersk, one of the world’s largest container vessels, as it made its maiden call to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the largest and most modern terminal facility in North Africa.   APM Terminals Tangier is one of the most important transfer points of global trade. In addition to handling Moroccan import and export cargo, the terminal manages and transfers cargo for onward destinations in Africa, Latin America and beyond. 

Global Bulk Terminals Market to Grow 5.1%

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 Global Bulk Terminals market is expected to grow from $5.20 billion in 2016 to reach $7.41 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of 5.1%, said Forecast Research Study.   Rising demand from industrial output, increasing usage of bulk commodities and its affordability in emerging countries are some of the factors fuelling the market. In addition downfall of coal consumption and business reforms in some countries are hindering the market growth.  

Fog Lifts as Maersk CEO Remains Upbeat

File Image: The Madrid Maersk, one of Maersks largest boxships. CREDIT: Maersk

Container shipping fundamentals at best since 2010 - CEO.   Denmark's A.P. Moller Maersk gave an upbeat outlook for container shipping on Wednesday, lifting its shares by more than 4.5 percent as investors looked beyond one-off second-quarter charges.   Maersk has been hit by low oil prices at its energy arm and sliding prices in its shipping business in recent years due to lacklustre global trade and a glut of available ships for hire.  

Alexander Acosta visits APM Terminals

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 APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta today, as he toured the world’s largest proprietary container terminal, and met with leadership officials of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union, (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) as his first official visit to an American port operation since being confirmed as a member of the Trump Cabinet in April this year.   

CMIT Welcomes Vietnam PM

Photo: APM Terminals

 Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) on July 21st, becoming the first container terminal in the Cai Mep area, part of Saigon Port, to receive the Vietnamese Head of State.    CMIT is a joint venture between APM Terminals, which holds a 49% share, Vietnam National Shipping Lines, with a 36% share, and Saigon Port, with a 15% share.   

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