APM Terminals Callao surpasses 1 million TEU

APM Terminals Callao surpasses 1 million TEU

APM Terminals (APMT) Callao, concessionaire of the Callao North Multipurpose Terminal in Peru, has exceeded 1 million TEU in a single year for the first time since the concession began.

APMT said the figure can be attributed to the global increase in the movement of containers compared to general cargo, a trend that was temporarily halted due to the pandemic.

The volume of containers entering the port during the current concession year (July 2022 to June 2023) exceeded 1 million TEU, compared to the last cycle (July 2021 to June 2022) which was 900,649 TEU – a growth of 11 per cent.

Another factor to highlight, reported APMT, was the arrival of new electric cranes, including a Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) crane and three electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.

This investment of $30 million reportedly contributed to improved container loading and unloading processes, and reduced port stays for ships.

READ: APM Terminals invests $25 million in Peruvian terminal infrastructure

A record productivity of 118 containers per hour was also achieved this year, an increase of 44 per cent versus average productivity last year.

In addition, the effective use of this equipment has enhanced the position of the terminal as a first-choice transshipment hub for other ports in South America, according to APMT, resulting in an increase in the movement of transshipment containers from 600 to 2,000 units per week.

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Lars Vang Christensen, General Manager of APMT Callao, commented: “This milestone is possible thanks to the confidence in the capabilities and performance of the terminal on the part of our shipping line clients.

“This resulted in a significant increase in transshipment container traffic in the last year, strengthening the position of APM Terminals Callao as an international hub in the region.

“In addition, this achievement has also been possible due to the firm commitment of our shareholders to continue investing in modernisation at the terminal and in its long-term partnership with Peru,” added Christensen.

This month, APMT Apapa recently received the largest containership to ever call at the Lagos Port Complex.

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