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.
In its latest South America Container Trades report, Dynamar focuses on the growth that has returned in America after three years of reduction in its global trade. The report highlights the development after economic contractions between 2014-2016, with a recovery in 2017. The overall container carryings between South America and the rest of the market experienced an increase of over 10 million TEU in 2017, 8% more than 2016. The report expects South America containerized trade to reach 14 million TEU in 2021.
The new terminal will be built on APM Terminals Poti land and infrastructure and will include the construction, development and operation of a new breakwater, dry bulk cargo terminal and related infrastructure to serve bulk cargo customers. Poti New Terminals will design, develop and manage the dry bulk cargo terminal.
Phase 3 is part of a five Phase long-term plan that can enhance the terminal’s annual throughput capacity to 1.5M TEU. It will include a 400 ft. dock extension, super Post-Panamax crane rails and upgrades to the fender system, which will accommodate 14,000 TEU ships.
Ahead of a new port opening in Tema, Ghana, APM Terminals announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Ghana, and the non-profit road safety organization Amend, to make sure that the roads and highways that will handle the inland transportation are safe and able to handle increased traffic flow.
APM Terminals announced its plan to strengthen Guatemala’s newest container terminal, APM Terminals Quetzal, providing more shipping lines calling and faster truck turntimes, to offer high productivity port operation.
APM Terminals announced that its APM Terminals Pier 400 in Los Angeles, has made a new single vessel cargo operations record, as a combined total of 24,846 TEUs loaded and discharged over a 128-hour period.
APM Terminals Liberia announced that on November 9, it participated in a local medical outreach program organized by First Responders Liberia, Inc., as part of a 10-day program to provide access for about 4,000 Liberians.
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.
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 service will begin on August 25 with the arrival of the first vessel into Terminal 4 Buenos Aires.
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