APMT Suape acquires all-electric equipment

APMT Suape acquires all-electric equipment

APM Terminals (APMT) Suape in Brazil has acquired 28 pieces of all-electric container handling equipment from SANY.

This equipment, customised for the new terminal, incorporates advanced technology aimed at enhancing efficiency and safety.

The new terminal, located in the Governador Eraldo Gueiros Port Industrial Complex (Suape), Pernambuco, has been under construction since February and is anticipated to commence operations in the latter half of 2026.

READ: APMT Elizabeth accelerates $5 million electrification project

“APMT Suape is investing more than $47 million in modern equipment to consolidate our project in Pernambuco, which will be the first 100 per cent electric terminal in Latin America,” said Aristides Russi Júnior, Managing Director of APMT Suape.

“This is yet another step that reinforces APMT’s commitment to leading the modernisation of the port sector in Brazil.”

READ: APMT Suape completes land purchase for fully electrified terminal

The investment includes two remote-controlled Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, noted for being the largest and most advanced on the market. These cranes feature Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, enhancing the reliability of container loading and unloading operations. Additionally, they are equipped with systems to improve accuracy, prevent equipment damage, and ensure cargo protection.

Seven remote-controlled Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes were also procured, featuring the same safety enhancements as the STS cranes. Remote operation from a control room boosts both productivity and safety. The RTGs include collision avoidance systems to minimise accident risks and prevent trucks from being lifted with locked containers.

READ: APMT Barcelona commissions 17 Konecranes hybrid straddle carriers

The acquisition also marks the introduction of two electric reach stackers and two electric empty container forklifts in Brazil. The equipment roster is completed by a 16-tonne forklift and fourteen all-electric terminal tractors.

The terminal will also implement a dedicated 5G network, enabling secure real-time information transmission to customers worldwide.

Last month, APMT invested in 240 new pieces of equipment for five of its terminals in Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

Daily Email Newsletter

Sign up to our daily email newsletter to receive the latest news from Port Technology International.

Supplier Directory

Be listed with industry leaders operating within Ports and Terminals

Webinar Series

Join 500+ attendees on average with a Port Technology International webinar

Latest Stories

Cookie Policy. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.