APM Terminal Buenos Aires (APMT Buenos Aires) has made significant upgrades to its equipment and safety by commissioning a mobile harbour crane and opening a ‘safety dojo’.
According to a statement from APMT, the new, latest generation, mobile harbour crane that has been commissioned allows for safer and more efficient operations, with a capacity of 154 tons and 54-meter reach.
This will contribute to faster and more efficient loading and discharging of customers’ vessels, which will see to be beneficial with increasing global cargo volumes.
“We are proud to announce the incorporation of this new mobile crane at APM Terminals Buenos Aires, as it will directly benefit our daily operations, and support the faster turnaround of both ocean and river vessels. We greatly appreciate all the teams that participated in this process,” said Marcelo Siminet, Head of Operations at APM Terminals Callao.
APM Terminals Buenos Aires has also opened its innovative safety dojo, a safe learning space inspired by LEAN and Kaizen methods of working for continuous improvement.
The dojo provides interactive learning tools and simulations which helps terminal staff identify potentially dangerous situations and teaches them what to do in that event.
“Safety is our priority and our license to operate, said Juan Pablo Lloret, Head of Safety Argentina at APMT.
“Our Dojo is inspired by the LEAN way of working philosophy that we’ve adopted across all areas of our operations. It allows us to implement processes and continuous improvements to help us to become even safer every day.
“It is an initiative designed by and for our people. In addition, to educate on preventing dangerous situations, it fosters a culture of safe, responsible and collaborative work.”
Previously, APMT Buenos Aires invested in launching a cargo tracking app as part of efforts to digitalise operations and make trade more efficient. Initially announced in February 2021, the terminal said the app was launched in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which forced ports, terminals, and other stakeholders in the supply chain to improve operations.