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APM Terminals Callao investing in expansion

Photo: APM Terminals APM Terminals Callao berths
Peru’s APM Terminals Callao has invested approximately $25m acquiring a STS Panamax crane and two electric RTG (eRTG) cranes.

The APM Terminals subsidiary is concessionaire of the North Multipurpose Terminal of the Port of Callao in Lima, and during the next stage of expansion (3A), plans to acquire two free-flow grain loaders and build a grain handling system with 12 silos with a capacity of 60,000 tonnes.

Also planned for stage 3B is the acquisition of three STS cranes, nine eRTG cranes and 24 additional terminal tractors, as well as general cargo equipment. In addition, stage 4A projects to incorporate four STS cranes, 12 eRTG cranes and 24 terminal tractors.

AMP Terminals said the purchase was aimed at improving container loading and unloading processes to benefit terminal's users.

Currently, containerised cargo represents approximately 50% of the total cargo operated by the terminal. This contributes to the flow of imports and exports, as well as maintaining optimal service levels for customers.

Following this acquisition, the terminal's equipment amounts to five STS Super Post Panamax cranes, two STS Panamax cranes and 15 eRTGs.

According to Javier Vidal, Operations Director of APM Terminals Callao, in the future stages of the concession's master plan, they will continue expanding the number of equipment and infrastructure to adequately meet the future demand of Peruvian foreign trade.

All the STS and eRTG cranes are electric and service containers on the vessels and between the different work yards, respectively, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the terminal’s operations.