APM Terminals operates a Global Terminal Network which includes 20,300 employees in 67 countries with interests in 71 port and terminal facilities and 165 Inland Services operations.
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Robots running things in Rotterdam
With its remote-controlled cranes, fully automated machines and wind-powered operations, APM Terminals’ Maasvlakte II terminal in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is setting new standards for the terminal industry.
“Today, we inaugurate the world’s most innovative and technologically advanced container terminal,” said Kim Fejfer, CEO of APM Terminals. “With this terminal, a new chapter in the history of container terminals is written, as we demonstrate that safety, efficiency, sustainability, and world trade can go hand-in-hand.”
Speaking from a decorated barge moored in the channel in front of the quay site, CEO Fejfer was joined by more than 500 guests including King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands.
Technology, automation and dancing robots
“The development of the most advanced container terminal in the world is not just about sand, quay walls and cranes. At the end of the day it is about people. It is about team work, cooperation, leadership and passion,” Kim Fejfer said, acknowledging a long list of participants and partners in the creation of the terminal.