APM Terminals Receives “International Terminal Operator of the Year” Award
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APM Terminals was named “International Terminal Operator of the Year” for 2012 at the annual Containerisation International awards luncheon, with the company’s “ongoing investment programs at its terminals and its ability to implement and adapt very effectively global safety, security and environmental guidelines at the local level” cited by the judging panel, as well as APM Terminals’ Global Terminal Network’s “success in combining development with continuous improvements in its CSR and environmental policies”.
“We are honored to win this award, and will work even harder to provide all of our customers with safe, fast and reliable services to remain worthy of this recognition”, stated Kim Fejfer, CEO of APM Terminals.
The Port of Salalah, a major transshipment hub located on the Gulf of Oman in the Arabian Sea operated by APM Terminals, was named winner of the Containerisation International 2012 Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.
During the 12 month qualifying period from June 2011 to May 2012, APM Terminals’ global port and terminal operations continued to expand, focusing in particular on new infrastructure investment in underserved high-growth emerging markets. In July 2011, APM Terminals assumed control of the North Terminal at the Port of Callao, Peru, and in November, Cai Mep International Container Terminal, the only deep-water facility in Vietnam, in which APM Terminals has a 49% share, was officially opened. In January 2012, APM Terminals also took over container operations at the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden.
In August 2011, APM Terminals signed a concession contract with the government of Costa Rica to develop a new container terminal at the Port of Moin, and in December was named winner of the concession to develop a new deepwater terminal at the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico.
In 2011, APM Terminals Port and Inland Services operations reduced CO 2 production by 16.5% per TEU. A major initiative to convert the company’s fleet of Rubber-Tire Gantry (RTG) cranes from diesel to electric-power was also begun. The RTG electrification program has been projected to reduce overall terminal operations’ CO 2 emissions by 20%.
The Port of Salalah’s award was accepted by CEO Peter Ford. Salalah, in which APM Terminals holds a 30% share, conducts a variety of local community outreach medical and educational programs. The port is now undergoing an expansion which will double the quay length, and increase dry bulk capacity to 20 million tons, and liquid bulk capacity to 6 million tons annually.
Last month, APM Terminals was also named “Port Operator of the Year” at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2012 Gala. APM Terminals won Containerisation International’s “Port Operator of the Year” Award in 2006.
APM Terminals, October 23, 2012