Filter content by area of interest
Ports & Terminals
Port AuthoritiesContainerBulkBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro/AutomotiveGTOs
Cargo Handling Equipment
STS CranesYard CranesMobile CHERo-Ro EquipmentBreakbulk EquipmentLow ThroughputBulk Handling Equipment
Shipping & Logistics
Container ShippingBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro ShippingDry Bulk ShippingLiquid cargoesLogistics
ICT
TOSPlanning & Optimisation TechnologyWiFiMobile ComputingPort Community SystemsAsset Tracking & Monitoring
Automation
Automated EquipmentGate AutomationRemote ControlProcess Automation
Multimodal
RailInland WaterwaysShortsea ShippingRoadAir-Cargo
Container Industry
Container manufactureContainer leasingRepair/StorageTradingConversion/Innovation
Refrigeration
Operations/TransportContainer leasingEquipmentM&R/Storage
Breakbulk
General cargoProject Cargo/Heavy LiftForest productsRo-Ro/AutomotiveAgribulks
Safety & Security
InsuranceHazardous cargoLashings/SecuringLegal/Regulatory
Civil Engineering
Port & terminal construction/designCivil & Consulting EngineersDredging & ReclamationMooring & FenderingLightingPaving & Surfacing
Environment
Business
InsuranceLegal/RegulatoryAppointments/PeopleMergers/Acquisitions/RestructuringFinance/Financial ResultsTrade & Professional AssociationsBusiness/Commerce Miscellaneous
 View all Topics View all Topics A-Z
More View all Topics View all Topics A-Z

You are viewing 1 of your 1 guest articles


register  or  login  for full access to online news

APM Terminals Yucatan to expand and modernise Progreso terminal

Expecting a 20-35% increase in throughput, APM Terminals is expanding the yard area and adding new equipment and systems.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard
The Progreso container terminal
The Progreso container terminal

APM Terminals Yucatán, which operates the Port of Progreso, Mexico, has announced new investment to expand and modernise the Progreso container terminal. Progreso is an important point for reefer cargo, and services calling include Hamburg Süd’s North Europe - Mexico/Caribbean service. This uses the carrier’s “Polar” class ships that have 1,000 reefer plugs on a 3,800 TEU vessel design.

 

APM Terminals said Progreso is now handling five vessels a week and has increased its volume from 80,000 TEU to 140,000 TEU over the last two years. The facility is expecting a further 20-35% increase this year. “To continue to facilitate this trade growth, APM Terminals has committed to investing in the terminal to meet the evolving needs of importers/exporters in the region and shipping lines,” the company said.

 

“We are committed to the long-term sustainable development of the region and are delighted to announce that we have signed an addendum with the port authority to commence a 20% expansion of the yard to support the region’s growing trade needs, as well as other investments to improve productivity and efficiency. This represents a significant additional investment on top of the USD 22.6 million that has already been invested in the terminal since the concession began in 2005,” said Martijn Koolen, Managing Director of APM Terminals Yucatan.

 

The modernisation project includes US$714,000 to expand the yard capacity by 20% and two new reachstackers, one of which has already arrived. Other aspects include “software optimisation” and a digital client portal.

 

“Our vision is to provide customers with a fully-fledged logistics zone to help importers/customer manage their end-to-end supply chains,” concluded Koolen.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

You may also be interested in...

JV boost for Shanghai

Sibre/EMG for ADT

VTG introduces rCE Powerpack

China and Nepal agree transit trade deal

Chinese operators march offshore

Primorsk development plan

Related Stories

Nairobi backs down on SGR decree

The government of Kenya has backtracked on a recent decree that all cargo import...

Portico acquires three new reach stackers

Portico, Portsmouth’s international cargo terminal operator, has taken delivery...

Blyth receives world's longest wind power blade

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived at the Port of Blyth...

Hamburg posts strong results

Overall tonnage increased in H1 2019 by 4.1% year-on-year, to 69.4 Mt
Linked In
Twitter