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APM Terminals invests in Brazil’s container terminal

APM Terminals Suape received approval from Brazil’s National Waterway Transport Agency to change its cargo profile, enabling the terminal to operate containerized cargo and expand the area to be used by the terminal.

APM Terminals Suape will operate the new container terminal at the Governador Eraldo Gueiros Port Industrial Complex (Suape) in Pernambuco, Brazil. Operations are expected to commence in 2026 and will expand port competitiveness in the Northeast of the country.

Additionally, APM Terminals Suape signed the addendum to the adhesion contract for the land at Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS). The technical signing meeting was held at the Suape Port Authority Auditorium in the presence of the Brazilian Minister of Ports and Airports Silvio Costa Filho, Pernambuco State governor Raquel Lyra, Suape Industrial Port Complex director president Marcio Guiot, APM Terminals managing director Leo Huisman, and managing director of APM Terminals Suape Aristides Russi Junior.

"The new container terminal in Suape will benefit from APM Terminals’ global expertise as one of the largest terminal operators in the world,” stated Aristides Junior, adding, "APM Terminals Suape will be the first 100% electrified terminal in Latin America with €300 million (around US$320 million) investment in this first implementation phase."

The terminal will also have its own 5G network, which will make it possible to transmit information in real-time to customers, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to a statement.

In addition, the terminal will have remote-controlled rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), which will increase the agility of the terminal's operations, positively impacting efficiency and ensuring greater operational safety.

APM Terminals aims that the future terminal will be able to handle up to 400,000 TEUs and will increase the capacity of the port complex by 55%, generating direct and indirect job opportunities. The construction is expected to begin in 2024, with operations expected to start in the second quarter of 2026.

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