APM Terminals named 'Port Operator of the Year'
Aqaba Container Terminal’s (ACT) operator APM Terminals was announced winner of Lloyd’s Port Operator of the Year award at the 2015 North American Maritime Awards.
APM Terminals was named Port Operator of the Year at the 2015 North American Maritime Awards held in Houston, Texas.
APM is a global provider of logistical services for container terminals, overseeing a network of 20,300 professionals and 187 port and inland service operations across 63 countries.
Amongst its global operations, the Dutch operator manages the Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) in Jordan. The 25-year agreement signed back in 2006 between APM and the Aqaba Development Company introduced a number of sustainable practices to ACT’s daily operation.
"The latest honour received by APM Terminals demonstrates the unparalleled quality of its network, of which ACT is a highly successful example," commented Jeppe Jensen, CEO of ACT.
He adds: "ACT is leveraging on APM Terminals' longstanding experience in the global maritime industry, capitalising on international best practices to revolutionise its operations for the benefit of Jordan's supply chain and national economy."
In 2013, ACT completed $140m berth expansion project, increasing the terminal’s quay length by 460 metres, doubling the full-length to 1,000 metres. Additionally, the terminal expanded its portfolio to include training and employment opportunities through its CSR initiatives.
ACT has also been recognised with several award from Lloyd’s, such as being awarded second place in the Highly Commended Port Operator category in 2014. It was shortlisted by the awarding body as one of the top five terminals in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent regions.