APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has announced that it will double its reefer connections to more than 200 in the first half of 2023.
This comes in response to the growing demand of goods that need to be transported in temperature-controlled reefer containers.
APMT Gothenburg will also make improvements to the pre-trip inspection (PTI) process which is expected to increase efficiency.
All reefer plugs will be fed with electricity from renewable sources, in line with the entire terminal.
Using renewable energy will support the growing base of customers aiming for zero-emission supply chains, according to APMT.
As part of its service for managing temperature-controlled containers arriving at the terminal, APMT’s partner company MCR offers PTI.
PTI is an examination done on an empty reefer container before it is released to make that the cooling system, temperature control, and recording equipment are all operating properly.
Demand for PTI at the terminal has been doubling approximately every two years, reported APMT.
The terminal has plans to increase the area available for PTIs to accommodate the higher throughput.
Further efficiency-enhancing activities are planned at Gothenburg terminal, including upgrades to the layout of the PTI area, an enhanced washing service, and improved pre-requisites for the service.
“Demand for PTI is increasing rapidly, and we will expand the area, adapt our handling, and improve the PTI process in order to ramp up to meet this increased need,” said Henrik Krona, Empty Depot Planner at APM Terminals Gothenburg.
This announcement comes not a week after APMT Mumbai in Nhava Sheva Port temporarily closed down its Berth 1 to continue its Fit for Future project.