The Asia-Pacific Region (APAC) is one of four administrative and operational regions of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network. The APAC Regional Headquarters is located in Singapore, with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai as well.
The Far East and South and Southeast Asia are at the center of the global container trade, home to 14 of the world’s 20 busiest container ports, and accounting for more than half of global container throughput in 2011.
APM Terminals has interests in 18 terminals in 13 ports and six nations across East, Southeast and South Asia, including eight facilities in China, two each in India, Japan and Thailand, a major transshipment facility in Malaysia and the only deep-water port in Vietnam.
The International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Update of January 2012 has forecast economically developing Asia’s GDP to grow at a 7.3% annual rate for 2012 and 7.8% in 2013, with China’s economy projected to grow by over 8% annually during this period, and India’s by more than 7%. China (including Hong Kong) accounted for 188 million TEUs in 2011, or approximately 31% of all containers handled world-wide.
Active infrastructure investment and portfolio management in this increasingly important center of world maritime trade will continue to expand APM Terminals’ and the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network’s role in providing world-class port and terminal development, operations and management for the region.