Officials from APM Terminals – the concessionaire of Callao port’s Muelle Norte terminal – are looking to dispel any doubts over the way the company won its concession in Peru, officials from the Dutch port operator told BNamericas.
A group of legislators, led by Peru’s congressional VP, Manuel Merino, called for the cancellation of the [...]
‘Although APM Terminals first offered investments of US$1.9bn, it was awarded the concession for US$750mn,’ a press release from congress quoted committee member Eric Wong as saying.
The vice president of Peru’s congress, Manuel Merino, has called for the cancellation of the concession contracts for Callao port’s Muelle Norte terminal and Paita port following [...]
APM Terminals Callao said it will invest US$307 million in the first and second phase of modernization of Terminal Muelle Norte (North Terminal) at Callao, Peru’s largest port.
The technical file of the project was submmited to the National Port Authority (APN) on Tuesday, January 10. Henrik Kristensen, CEO of APM Terminals Callao, stated that [...]
The global crisis certainly focused the minds of the operators in terms of future concession bids, and the focus is largely on the obvious targets, including South America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.
“In all of those regions, growing middle class populations are the new consumers with new buying power, so shipping [...]
[ENGLISH SUMMARY: Shipping agents at Callao, Peru, are the latest in a line of parties expressing dissatisfaction over the concession of Muelle Norte the north dock, to APM Terminals. Officials say that just 10 days after APM took over operations, the docks are chaotic, slow, seeing ships leave before being fully discharged, and increased costs. [...]
The concession contract finalized on May 12th called for APM Terminals to assume operational control of the terminal within 60 days of signing the concession agreement. On May 1st the Government of Peru had named APM Terminals Callao the winner of the bidding process. The terms of the concession include the investment of $749 million [...]
Consortium APM Terminals Callao is due to begin operating the Muelle Norte terminal at Peru’s Callao port by July 1.
National port authority APN has until July 11 at the latest to transfer operations from national port company Enapu to the consortium, state news agency Andina reported.
APM is confident they will complete investments in [...]
Under the terms of the contract signed Thursday, APMT will invest $749 million to update and expand the existing facility into a modern multi-purpose terminal serving general, roll-on, roll-off, breakbulk and containerized cargos as well as cruise ships.
The new APMT concession in Peru is part of its strategy to focus new terminal investments in [...]
NOTE: The following news predates this week’s presidential elections in which the front runner to replace Alan Garcia opposes the Muelle Norte concession.
The concession of the Muelle Norte terminal at Peru’s Callao port shows that Peru has the world’s confidence despite the upcoming presidential elections, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said.
Dutch-based port operator APM [...]
Callao Dockworkers have been protesting labor abuse at the hands of the other concessioner at Callao, DP World. Click on the image to read more from the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.
A consortium led by APM Terminals, the terminal-operating division of A.P. Moller-Maersk, was awarded the contract to modernize and operate the multipurpose Muelle [...]
Dockworkers ‘paralyzed’ the Peruvian port of Puerto Callao Wednesday in a strike over the lack of labor rights in a concession contract, according to Peru’s Association of Exporters (ADEX).
The Callao Maritime and Port Workers Union (SUTRAMPORPC) engaged in the 24-hour strike to protest the contract as it did not grant labor rights to employees [...]
Peruvian dockworkers, including Luis Negreiros (center) have told the ILWU Coast Longshore Division that DP World hires nonunion dockworkers at the terminal it operates in Callao. Also pictured: Coast Committeemen Leal Sundet and Ray Ortiz, Jr.
Despite an initial judgement to allow DP World to bid for Callao’s Muelle Norte terminal, the claim that [...]
[ENGLISH SUMMARY: Peru's Minister of Transport and Communications says that DP World is failing to make good on its commitment not to bid on the concession of the Port of Callao's North Dock. DP World, which already operates the South Dock, is engaging in a legal battle for the right to bid on the North [...]
This December 7 news article is translated below. Click on the image to read the original text in Spanish.
CALLAO, PERU: After ongoing union protests, and the intervention of the Minister to DP World in overseeing the agency’s recruitment, the MINTRA (Labor and Economic Development Minister) commission has ruled in favor of dockworkers, and [...]
To read this article in English, click on the image above.
CALLAO, PERU: Luego de constantes protestas del sindicato, y la intervención del ministro a DP World, para fiscalizar las contrataciones del ente portuario, finalmente la comisión del MINTRA, falló a favor de los estibadores y reconoció que DP World transgredió la ley del [...]