ICHCA International Ltd, the NGO association dedicated to improving safety, security, sustainability and productivity across the global cargo handling chain, has announced that international container terminal operator APM Terminals has become a premium member.
Headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, APM Terminals’ global network includes current operations at 64 ports and terminal facilities in 40 countries, with six new terminal development projects and 16 port expansion programs now underway. The company also operates over 165 inland services operations in 47 countries.
Most recently this November, APM Terminals officially opened Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), its new 1.2 million TEU capacity joint venture facility at the Port of Santos, Brazil. Other greenfield terminals are now under development in Costa Rica, Mexico, China, Turkey, Netherlands and Italy.
“We are delighted to welcome APM Terminals as our latest premium member,” said ICHCA International Chairman David Bendall. “The company has made a bold pledge to eliminate fatalities across its network through accident prevention awareness, best operational procedures and the active encouragement of all its’ people to embrace a philosophy of ‘safety first’. Just like ICHCA, APM Terminals places safety at the heart of its business. Container terminals play a vital role in cargo supply chains and we look forwards to engaging with APM Terminals in its commitment to make them a safe environment for all concerned.”
Press Release, December 17, 2013