APMT invests in 240 pieces of container handling equipment

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APMT invests in 240 pieces of container handling equipment

APM Terminals (APMT) has invested in 240 new pieces of equipment for five of its terminals in Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

The invested equipment ranges from ship-to-shore cranes to Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes and electric terminal tractors.

Crane manufacturer ZPMC will deliver 12 ship-to-shore cranes to APMT Maasvlakte II in the Netherlands, four ship-to-shore cranes for APMT MedPort Tangier in Morocco, two ship-to-shore cranes and nine RTG cranes for Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (CIT), six automated rail mounted gantry cranes and 14, 1-over-1 hybrid straddle carriers for APMT Lazaro in Mexico.

The agreement, signed on 18 April in the Hague, celebrates a two-decade-long partnership between the two parties on advanced terminal equipment.

Future equipment for the upcoming terminal in Suape, Brazil is also now secured, as APMT and Sany officially put pen to paper on 25 April in The Hague. Here the companies also signed a global framework agreement for port cranes.

Sany will deliver two remotely operated ship-to-shore cranes, seven remote-controlled RTG cranes, two electric reach stackers, two electric empty container handlers, one electric forklift and 14 electric terminal tractors for APMT Suape.

READ: APMT Barcelona commissions 17 Konecranes hybrid straddle carriers

“To serve our customer’s needs and realise our growth strategy for APM Terminals, we are ramping up our capacity with cutting-edge products and technology,” said Olaf Gelhausen, COO of APM Terminals.

“The agreements we have signed with ZPMC, Sany, Kuenz, Shacman and ABB will help us drive efficiency and sustainability in our operations.”

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“In Suape, we are developing a state-of-the-art facility with great connectivity for the Brazilian northeast region,” Gelhausen continued.

“Being the first 100 per cent electric terminal in Latin America, our goal is to provide safe, competitive and environmentally friendly solutions that will generate an outstanding experience for local customers.”

The terminal in Brazil will be the first 100 per cent electric terminal in Latin America and will be ready to operate in 2026.

In April 2024, APMT Gijón successfully operated the largest containership ever to stop at the Port of El Musel on Spain’s north coast.

More recently, the newly established Gemini Cooperation selected eight APMT terminals as hubs to connect the network’s services.

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