APM Terminals Pecém reports record volumes
APM Terminals Pecém reported a 19% annual increase in container handling volumes as the gateway port to northeast Brazil. APM Terminals Pecém, which is the container operator at the Port of Pecém which is managed by the state-owned company CIPP (former Cearaportos), handled 130,008 moves (213,951 TEUs – twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2017 a new volume record.
Pecém is the closest Brazilian port to the United States and Europe markets. This is a clear competitive advantage especially to the fruit business in Ceara and Rio Grande do Norte States. Fruits are accountable for around 20% of Pecém exports since its location enables a shorter transit time, ensuring better freshness on store shelves for the consumer. As a result, the terminal added new lines from MSC and Maersk Line focused on fruit exports to Europe during the 2nd half of 2017.
Along with APM Terminals Pecém, APM Terminals’ Brazil operations include APM Terminals Itajaí and Brasil Terminal Portuário, at the Port of Santos.
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APM Terminals operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port and integrated inland service networks, which is uniquely positioned to help both shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability to compete and win in world markets.