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APM Terminals Callao tops 1m teu in 12 months

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APM Terminals (APMT) Callao has exceeded 1 million teu in a single year for the first time since its concession began in 2011.

APMT is the concessionaire of the Callao North Multipurpose Terminal in Peru, which it has held since mid-2011.

The volume of containers entering the port during the current concession year (July 2022 to June 2023) exceeded 1 million teu, compared to the last cycle (July 2021 to June 2022) which was 900,649  a growth of 11%.

APMT said the figure is due, in part, to a global increase in the movement of containers compared to general cargo, a trend that was temporarily halted due to the pandemic.

Another factor highlighted was the arrival of new electric cranes, including a Super post-panamax ship-to-shore crane and three electric Rubber Tyred Gantry (eRTG) cranes. The $30m-investment has contributed to improved container loading and unloading processes, and reduced port stays for ships.

The effective use of this equipment has enhanced the position of the Terminal as a first-choice transhipment hub for other ports in South America. This has resulted in a notable increase in the movement of transhipment containers, from 600 to 2,000 units per week. A record productivity of 118 containers per hour was also achieved this year, an increase of 44 per cent versus average productivity last year.

“This milestone is possible thanks to the confidence in the capabilities and performance of the terminal on the part of our shipping line clients,” commented Lars Vang Christensen, General Manager of APMT Callao.

“This resulted in a significant increase in transhipment container traffic in the last year, strengthening the position of APM Terminals Callao as an international hub in the region. This achievement has also been possible due to the firm commitment of our shareholders to continue investing in modernisation at the terminal and in its long-term partnership with Peru,” added Christensen.