Mumbai, India – APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd.’s Chennai Container Freight Station operations was named “Container Freight Station of the Year” at the India Maritime Gateway Awards ceremony held as part of India Maritime Week.
A large number of national and regional, government run and privately managed, CFS’ participated in the competition. Participants were judged on volume growth, operational & financial performance, innovation at work and environmental efficiencies. Mr. K. Mohandas, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India presented the awards.
The award recognizes the company’s efforts to promote EXIM trade through the creation of modern facilities and infrastructure; and high levels of efficiency and productivity achieved by the CFS in 2011.
The Chennai CFS registered over 100% growth in volumes in 2011 compared to 2010. It has also won the 5S Excellence Award from the Confederation of Indian Industries & 5S Model Facility award from ABK ATOS recently. The facility handles all types of commodities including agricultural products, sugar, raw cotton, chemicals, apples and pears in reefers, scrap metal, newsprint, wastepaper, auto parts and appliances.
Inland Services are becoming an increasingly important component of APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, particularly in emerging markets where access to interior population and industrial centers can be limited by infrastructure constraints.
“We are committed to offering clients the best logistics solutions to their inland container activities” commented Subhasis Ghosh, Managing Director of APM Terminals Inland Services South Asia.
APM Terminals Inland Services in South Asia has a team of 280 professionals managing 7 Container Freight Stations, 10 equipment maintenance & repair locations with reefer and dry repair services and transportation solutions in the markets of Mumbai, Chennai and Dadri.
In India, APM Terminals India provides cargo transportation and support services at the ports of Chennai, Nhava Sheva (Mumbai), Pipavav, Tuticorin and Vishakhapatnam as well as inland container depots at Dadri and Loni in Delhi. APM Terminals Mumbai is India’s busiest container terminal and APM Terminals Pipavav is India’s first privately-owned port and the country’s fastest growing port for the past two years.
About APM Terminals
– providing the port and inland infrastructure to lift global trade
APM Terminals’ Global Terminal Network of ports and inland services provide the necessary infrastructure and support for the increasing growth of international trade, 90% of which travels by sea. International commerce is an economic growth engine, creating jobs, lifting economies and helping to improve people’s lives around the world.
We have one goal: to be the best port operator in the world. Our core expertise is the design, construction, management and operation of ports, terminals and inland services. With world headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, APM Terminals is the world’s leading port and inland operator with 63 port facilities in 36 countries and providing Inland Services operations in over 150 locations in 46 countries.
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2012 Port projects underway:
Cai Mep, Vietnam New terminal; opened March 2011
Qingdao, China Expansion of terminal
Apapa, Nigeria Expansion of terminal
Pointe‐Noire, Republic of the Congo New terminal being built
Port Said East Phase II, Egypt Expansion of terminal
Luanda, Angola Expansion of terminal
Monrovia, Liberia New project; implemented March 2011
Rotterdam, Netherlands New terminal being built
Vado, Italy New terminal being built
Wilhelmshaven, Germany New terminal being built
Poti, Georgia New terminal project, implemented May 2011
Gothenburg, Sweden New terminal project
Aqaba, Jordan Expansion of terminal
Santos, Brazil New terminal being built
Moin, Costa Rica New terminal being built
Callao, Peru New terminal project, including expansion