APM Terminals Callao: Green Transformation And Leadership Change


  • APM Terminals (APMT), a global port and terminal operator under Maersk, has revealed ambitious plans for its Peruvian terminal, APMT Callao.
  • The facility is set to achieve a 36% reduction in emissions by 2024, followed by a 55% reduction in 2030, ultimately targeting zero emissions by 2040.

Green Initiatives

APMT Callao’s green transformation involves multiple decarbonization strategies. Currently, all electricity consumed at the Peruvian terminal is generated from renewable sources. A substantial investment of half a million US dollars in 2021 led to the replacement of outdoor lighting fixtures with LED technology, resulting in a 33% reduction in lighting energy usage.

In an effort to further reduce carbon footprint, APMT Callao plans to transition its container handling equipment from fossil fuels to 100% electricity, emphasizing a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Jorge Madalengoitia, Asset Management Director of APMT Callao, highlighted, “We are improving the environment in and around the port, helping promote decarbonization, and setting a benchmark for other ports in the country.”

Leadership Transition

As part of its strategic evolution, APMT Callao will welcome Carlos Arias as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from April 1. Carlos Arias, currently serving as the Managing Director at APM Terminals Spanish Gateways, brings proven expertise in unifying operations and exceptional leadership. He takes over from Lars Vang Christensen, who assumes the role of Head of Joint Ventures & Strategic Partnerships in Barcelona, Spain.

Leo Huisman, Americas Regional Managing Director at APM Terminals, expressed excitement about Carlos Arias leading APMT Callao. Huisman anticipates Arias’s leadership to drive growth, development, and elevate the terminal’s standard of connectivity, setting new benchmarks for customer expectations.

The leadership change aligns with APMT Callao’s ongoing modernization project, specifically Stage 3A of the Multipurpose North Terminal Modernization Project at the Port of Callao, initiated in December 2023. The combined focus on sustainability and leadership transition signifies a significant chapter in the port’s journey toward a greener and more efficient future.

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Source: Container News


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