Peru: APM Terminals Wins Callao Port Concession

Peruvian government officials selected APM Terminals to run “Terminal Muelle Norte” in the port of Callao.   The port project supports the Peruvian government’s initiative to continue to modernize its port infrastructure to meet the country’s growing trade needs. APM Terminals Callao will invest USD 749 million to modernize and transform “Terminal Muelle Norte” into a modern multipurpose terminal for containers, general cargo, RoRo cargo, break bulk and cruise ships. At full capacity, the terminal will be able to handle 2.9 million TEU and 9.9 million tons of non‐containerized cargo.

We are delighted that APM Terminals has been selected for this important national project by the leaders of Peru. It underlines the value our port expertise delivers to governments and customers whose focus is on meeting their commercial and operational objectives,“ said Peder Sondergaard, Senior Vice President and Head of New Terminals. “APM Terminals is focusing expansion plans on the fast growing economies around the world and is continually strengthening its Latin American scope of operations. Projects like this enable us to build on our strengths, and facilitate growth in the national and regional economies and trade.”

Our vision is to transform “Terminal Muelle Norte” into an economic generator for the people of Peru and create world‐class port standards and infrastructure. We have the scale and expertise in managing multipurpose terminals to do this. This will benefit development of “Terminal Muelle Norte” and port of Callao in general. We look forward to working with our Peruvian partner Central Portuaria and the Peruvian community, who will all be instrumental in the success of our local and national activities”, stated Henrik Lundgaard Pedersen, Vice President of Business Development for APM Terminals in Latin America. The Concession Contract will be signed within the next 30 days and APM Terminal will take over the operations of Muelle Norte 60 days thereafter.

APM Terminals is active in several Latin American ports, projects and inland terminals:

Argentina: Buenos Aires

APM Terminals operates the T4 container terminal that serves as a gateway for the southern cone of South America, including Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Southern Brazil. Terminal 4 at the Port of Buenos Aires was the first APM Terminals facility in the Southern Hemisphere. Throughput in 2010 was 230,000 TEUs.

Brazil: Itajai

Located in Southern Brazil at the Port of Itajai, Teconvi has an annual throughput capacity of 600,000 TEUs.  Itajai, Brazil’s fourth‐busiest container port in 2009 with 593,000 TEUs handled, is the world’s largest poultry export center, and is an increasingly important gateway for both the Far Eastern and European trade lanes.

Brazil: Pecém

APM Terminals operates this important reefer port in Northeastern Brazil, 32 miles (51 km) from the Ceara state capital of Fortaleza. CTO offers two 350 meter berths with a 16 meter draft, and an annual capacity of about 100,000 TEUs. High‐value reefer cargoes, particularly fruit, and short transit times to major American and European ports make Pecem a strategically important load center in the South American trade lanes.

Brazil:  Santos

APM Terminals is building a new container terminal with Brasil Terminal Port Portuario (BTP) which will be operational by mid 2013.   The new container facility will feature 16 meter water depth and a capacity of 2.2 million TEU when fully built out, to serve Brazil’s future ambitions through a world‐class port capable of handling the next generation of vessels for the trade.

Costa Rica:  Moin APM Terminals will design, finance, build and operate the Moin Container Terminal (TCM) scheduled to open in 2016.

Inland Services: Latin America APM Terminals operates a number of Inland Container Terminals and other inland transportation services throughout Latin America in Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Mexico.

Panama: Panama City

Business Development office for Latin America.

About APM Terminals

– providing the port and inland infrastructure to drive global commerce

APM Terminals is taking a leading role in addressing the critical issues facing the transportation industry. With our customers and business partners, the company has designed the world’s leading port and inland network to meet the shipping community’s needs today, tomorrow and in the future.

With more than 50 ports and 122 inland facilities in 64 countries – our goal is to offer the market more solutions than ever before to help companies and countries achieve their ambitions.


Source: apmterminals, April 5, 2011;