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Brasil Terminal Portuario appoints APMT Brazil head as new chief

Brasil Terminal Portuario (BTP), the largest terminal in the port of Santos, Brazil, named Ricardo Arten its new ceo, previously managing director of APM Terminals (APMT) Brazil.

Arten, a naval engineer with a BA in business administration, has 20 years of experience in various leadership positions across the port sector including at the ports of Santos, Rio de Janeiro and Itajaí.

“Ricardo has a strong leadership ability and broad experience in the sector. He takes over this new role with a strong focus of enhancing BTP organic growth, maintaining the commitment to an innovative and sustainable company in the largest port of Latin America,” the terminal said.

 The terminal, a joint venture between Terminal Investment Ltd (TIL) and APMT, handled 1.3m teu in 2018, completing its fifth year of operation following an initial investment of $800m.

It has just invested in expanding its capacity and operational productivity by concluding the acquisition of new port equipment.

Brasil Portuario Terminal (BTP) covers a total area of 490,000 sq m on the right bank of the Port of Santos, featuring a 1,108 m quay enabling it to handle up to three neo-Panamax class vessels simultaneously.

 “Being able to command a terminal with solidified strategy and positioning – along with a high-qualified team – is a reason for deep enthusiasm,” said Arten.

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