Lifting Global Trade
APM Terminals offers the global shipping community a geographically balanced, integrated Global Terminal Network which includes current operations at 62 ports and terminals in 40 countries with seven new terminal development projects and 14 expansion programs now underway, along with over 170 Inland Services operations in 48 countries. Staffed by 25,000 professionals across a total of 68 countries spanning five continents, we serve every major trade lane with a truly global presence, providing our customers with the most advanced terminal technology, equipment and operations in the industry.
Through Tradition and History
APM Terminals has been a major part of the development of the container shipping industry, and it is a role and responsibility we do not take lightly. Originating as Maersk Line’s terminal operating arm, APM Terminals was established as an independent division within the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in 2001, moving its corporate offices from Copenhagen to The Hague in 2004, and reporting results as a separate business entity within the Group as of 2008. The company’s history in terminal operations began more than half a century ago with a general cargo facility at the Port of New York in 1958. Its heritage dates back through Sea-Land and the very first international container operations when the Sea-Land Fairland was loaded with 236 containers bound for Rotterdam at Port Elizabeth. Since then, containerization and steadily growing maritime trade has played an increasingly important role in the world economy and APM Terminals is proud to have been at the vanguard of the industry, providing the essential port infrastructure required for the handling of all seaborne cargoes and ongoing global economic development.
Through Service and Innovation
We employ the most modern and technologically advanced terminal handling equipment available to minimize power usage and the emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases. We invest in innovative solutions and partner with other far-thinking industry pioneers. With our annual “Global Safety Day” observations we have instituted a world-wide safety training program for all APM Terminals personnel with the goal of instilling a “culture of safety” and uniform adoption of best-practice procedures into daily operations. APM Terminals has undertaken a bold initiative to eliminate fatalities through accident prevention awareness, an overview and reinforcement of operational safety procedures and the active encouragement of company and terminal personnel to adopt and embrace a new philosophy of workplace behavior in which safety is assigned paramount importance.
Dedicated to setting the industry standards for efficiency, safety and sustainability, it is our goal to Earn the Customer every day, at every port facility and every location throughout the APM Terminals Global Port, Terminal and Inland Services Network.