APM Terminals was announced the winner of the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards’ 2015 “Port Operator of the Year”, given in recognition of a North American port or terminal operator which has “maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service throughout the year”.
The North American Maritime Award, in its second year, is judged upon “exceptional innovation”, efficiency, a “sustained commitment to customer service” and “an outstanding safety and environmental record” by an independent panel of industry experts.
The award was received on behalf of APM Terminals by Michael Shaffner, Director of APM Terminals Houston.
APM Terminals is the largest terminal operator in North America with operations in eight major American ports, including Port Elizabeth, New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina; Jacksonville and Miami, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Tacoma, Washington.
APM Terminals Port Elizabeth, located in the Port of New York/New Jersey, led all North American container terminals in productivity in a recent survey, as calculated by the JOC Group’s annual productivity study, with 104 crane moves per hour with a vessel alongside.
APM Terminals Los Angeles ranked second for the year with 96 MPH, and APM Terminals Houston ranked sixth with the JOC report during the first six months of 2014 with 82 crane moves per hour with a vessel alongside. APM Terminals Los Angeles, which is the largest proprietary container terminal in the world at 484 acres, received the 13,000 TEU capacity COSCO Development in June 2014, the largest vessel ever to call the Port of Los Angeles, which is also the busiest container port in North America.
“We are extremely proud of our APM Terminals Global Terminal Network professionals and partners, whose industry-leading efforts and performance have resulted in earning this prestigious distinction” said APM Terminals Chief Operating Officer, Jeff De Best, adding “We would like to thank the judges and Lloyd’s List for their recognition of these efforts.”
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