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Brasil Terminal Portuario appoints APMT Brazil head as new chief

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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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