APM Terminals announced that its Mumbai terminal handled more than 2 million TEUs throughput for the second consecutive year in 2019. Commissioned in 2006, the terminal remains the only Indian container terminal to have achieved this record in a calendar year.
The Port of Salalah, Oman’s major regional gateway port, hit an all-time record container volume of 4-million TEUs in December 2019, marking also a 19% year-on-year volume growth, according to data provided by APM Terminals.
APM Terminals Yucatán, in the Port of Progreso, Mexico acquired a new mobile harbour crane, in a USD 4 million investment, which will boost the terminal’s operational efficiency by 40% when it is fully implemented.
APM Terminals Moín welcomed the MSC Sara Elena, the largest container ship to ever berth in Costa Rica, measuring 300m long with a capacity of 8,000 TEUs, in November. The vessel was in port for just under nine hours, including the obligatory first call celebrations. Exports of key Costa Rican exports, such as pineapples and bananas, were loaded onto the Sara Elena which sailed for Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
APT Terminals presented its brand new customer alert system, as from the 1st of December is going to replace the previous old email subscription one. Through these additional improvements and with just a subscribe, customers will be able to receive terminal alerts via SMS (Text) or email.
Port of Gothenburg announced its plans on doubling the volume of containers transported by rail to and from Gothenburg by 2022 aiming to emissions’ reduction of up to 98%. APM Gothenburg is connected to more than 300 inland destinations in Sweden via rail, with more than 60 rail shuttles per week.
APM Terminals Barcelona announced a new milestone registering a total of 5,394 movements during one port call, on the container ship ‘Millau Bridge’. This is the highest level of activity registered on a ship in the Catalan terminal since 2017.
As APM Terminals Itajaí, Brazil released more than 31,000 vehicles in September, celebrating its first year on ro-ro operations; The terminal achieved a productivity record, unloading 961 vehicles from the American Highway ship at 05.40 on September 7.
The implementation of several measures to streamline shift changes at APM Terminals Pipavav has reduced vessel idle times, added capacity and reduced impact on crane moves per hour because of a shift change by around 16%. In the meantime, it has also improved trailer driver and crane operator safety.
The Suez Canal Container Terminal, located at the mouth of the Suez Canal in Egypt, announced its plans to open its reefer container inspection and repair hub to all brands. The terminal will also launch a dry container inspection and repair hub in October 2019.
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