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COVID-19 brings unexpected results to APM terminals

Although COVID-19 outbreak has negatively impacted the shipping community, APM terminals reported that the pandemic brought unexpected benefits to its global terminal operating system (TOS) roll-out.

APM Terminals Valencia deploys 4G wireless network

APM Terminals Valencia, Spain has launched a new Virtual Private LTE, as the terminal’s existing WiFi network was struggling to reliably handle increased data volumes demanded by its digital transformation.

APM Terminals mobile boosts handling capacity

The APM Terminals Mobile facility in Alabama has handled two container ships simultaneously for the first time at its newly expanded berth. Now, the berth expansion enables two x 8,000-10,000 TEU be safely and easily handled simultaneously. The two ships were Belita with a length overall of 334.1 m and Cosco Santons with a length overall of 261.1 meters.

W. Africa container terminal to enter Phase 2 upgrade

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) is developing its image as the gateway to Eastern Nigeria and a strong alternative to ports in Largos, followed by the beginning of Phase 2 upgrade. According to forecasts, the port’s volume will grow, followed by the increasing number of shipping lines, importers and exporters develop confidence in WACT’s ability to handle their cargo.

Operations start for Italy’s Vado Gateway terminal

The new Vado Gateway terminal, located in Vado Ligure, Italy, marked the start of operations on 11 February 2020, when the container ship Maersk Kota became the first ship to have called at the new deep-sea container terminal, APM Terminals informed. 

Upgrades continue for Sogester Luanda and Namibe infrastructure

During 2019, the Sogester Container Terminal, located in the Port of Luanda, Angola, invested about $25 million in terminal handling equipment, IT system upgrades and facilities. In fact, January 2020 saw the arrival of an LH800 mobile harbour crane, with a 20-row outreach. 

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