APMT Scoops Multiple Safety Awards

 18 Mar 2016    Going Places, Ports

APMT Pier 400 Los Angeles has won four safety awards at the 67th Annual PMA Area Accident Prevention Committee Safety Awards banquet in Long Beach, with APMT Tacoma scooping an award for first place in both the Washington Area and Coast-Wide Container Category C operations (100,000 -499,999 man-hours hours annually).

AMPT’s Pier 400 recently unveiled efforts to enhance the safety of up to 3000 ‘over the road’ (OTR) truck drivers by introducing a new safety initiative.

APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles won the PMA Coast Accident Prevention Award in the category of Terminal Operations, Group A (for terminals with over one million man- hours worked annually), for the best Safety Performance achieved in 2015 in all operations at US West Coast ports.

This marks the seventh out of the last nine years that APMT Pier 400 Los Angeles has earned this distinction.

Los Angeles’ operations also won the Southern California Area Container Terminal Safety Award for Group A, in addition to receiving the Coast and Southern California Area awards for three year incident rate reduction.

Technical Paper: Automation and Safety on Container Terminals

The Lost-Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) rate at APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles was 2.19 per million man-hours worked for the year in 2015, which is a 14% improvement over 2014’s award winning 2.54 LTIF rate.

APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles’ LTIF rate also was 14% lower than the Southern California PMA regional average.

Kevin Furniss, Vice President for Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Sustainability at AMPT, said: “We are once again very proud of the recognition earned by APMT Pier 400 Los Angeles, and APMT Tacoma at the PMA Safety Awards ceremonies this year, and we as a company are dedicated to continuing to improve our safety performance throughout the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network.”