APM Terminals Callao modernization enters next phase

APM Terminals has officially inaugurated the next stage of the Terminal Modernization Project in the Port of Callao.

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To mark this critical stage, the company this week held a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony in the presence of important authorities such as Dina Boluarte, President of the Republic of Peru, Raúl Pérez Reyes, Minister of Transport and Communications, Juan Carlos Mathews, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Walter Tapia, President of the National Port Authority, as well as industry associations, embassies and clients.

Works, to be carried out during 2024 include the construction of a battery of 12 vertical silos for clean grains. The construction of 2.13 hectares of paved areas and significant improvements at the access gate for general cargo will also be carried out.

Once the terminal reaches an annual 1.1 million TEUs, stage 3B will begin with an investment of $328 million. Stage 3B will benefit both general and containerized cargo customers, through addition of a new 440m fully equipped container berth and dredging works that will facilitate container vessels up to 400 meters long with a draft of 16 meters.

The acquisition of four Ship-to-Shore Super Post Panamax gantry cranes, 12 electric rubber tyred gantry cranes (eRTG) and 33 terminal trucks will increase capacity at the port to handle more than 2.8 million TEU – more than doubling existing capacity.

Similarly, existing piers one and two will be demolished and rebuilt using more modern designs, with a berthing capacity of 220m. Seven hectares of paved yard will be constructed for container and general cargo yards.