CEO opens office to expand regional customer activity
APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer and company leaders visited Dubai to inaugurate the company’s new head office for its Africa, Middle East & Indian Subcontinent region and meet with business partners and customers.
At the inauguration ceremony, Kim Fejfer stated “The Africa, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent region is an important market that holds good growth potential for our customers in the years ahead. In line with our strategic plan, this new office places our team closer to markets, decision makers and government leaders.”
APM Terminals chose Dubai as its new regional headquarters based on its strategic location as a regional business hub with a major and well-connected airport. “We currently operate 13 terminals in the region with more in development and Dubai’s location allows us to stay in close contact with our customers, business partners to respond faster to market changes and opportunities. The city infrastructure and facilities support our regional growth goals as well”, added Charles Menkhorst, Vice President of APM Terminals’ Africa, Middle East & Indian Subcontinent region. The new office is located in the new Executive Heights Building at TECOM Site C in the Al Barsha community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
APM Terminals’ Dubai office provides leadership and management support for the company’s very diverse regional activities. The activities in 13 ports include services to container shipping lines, bulk, general cargo and cruise line operators. APM Terminals is also a provider of marine services and acts as a port authority. The service offerings include rail services, training centers with state-of-the-art crane simulators, and real estate leasing of offices and warehousing around the ports.
In Africa, APM Terminals is active in six ports on the west coast with one more currently being developed. The company’s commitment is to develop and operate port facilities that offer access to world markets.
In the Middle East, port activities range from Aqaba in the Red Sea, serving the Jordanian market and a safe and efficient gateway for Iraq and other countries in the Levant. In Oman, the Port of Salalah is a major transhipment hub that serves more than two billion consumers in the countries of the Indian Ocean rim. The port also offers major facilities for bulk and general cargo, and is a regular feature on the cruise lines’ schedules. In the Arabian Gulf, the brand new Bahrain Gateway port combines container, bulk and general cargo services to the country with a strategic location that is 45% closer to markets in the upper-gulf than other transhipment ports in the region.
The company’s activities at the Indian Subcontinent include Pipavav in the Northwestern state of Gujarat. Handling containers as well as bulk cargo, the port’s own rail service also ensures the fastest connections to New Delhi and other cities in North India. Gateway Terminals India is located in Nhava Sheva, Mumbai, and with superior productivity the terminal has grown to be the largest in India, serving the commercial and financial hub of Mumbai. In Sri Lanka, APM Terminals is involved in South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) in Colombo – Sri Lanka’s largest container terminal, serving the local market and regional transhipment hub.