APM Terminals Callao invested nearly USD 1 million in the implementation of MOST, a platform that can be used by maritime agents, customs agencies and carriers, among others.

MOST can be used to register cargo and view real-time information, make online payments and generate authorizations for the loading and unloading of all types of General Cargo, from anywhere, anytime.

Customs Agents can associate and assign a load to the transport companies with which they work, to reduce face-to-face procedures and improve security.

Additionally, it seeks to enable the terminal to allocate yard and quay resources more effectively per shift, while simplifying the billing process.

The platform also provides a clear graphical interface for monitoring operative movements in the port, warehouses and onboard vessels.

APM Terminals Callao, Peru’s largest multipurpose terminal, handles around 40% of the country’s total container traffic and more than 70% of Peru’s non-containerized general cargo, including steel products, grains, RoRo cargo, cement, chemicals and frozen fish.

The terminal completed a $460 million terminal modernisation and expansion plan in 2016 with new equipment and improved procedures, which have increased productivity.

Port infrastructure improvements continued in 2017 with the modernization of the hydrocarbons dock, which handles close to 90% of the country’s liquid volume.

This year, the terminal also completed a USD 2 million investment in storage improvements. An area of 36,900 m2 was asphalted to increase the storage of full dry and reefer containers. A second area was asphalted for general cargo storage to enable containers and cargo to be stacked higher.