Sunday, March 22, 2009

APM Terminals Opens Dubai Office

APM Terminals Opens Dubai Office

– New regional headquarters for Africa, Middle East and India

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - APM Terminals has relocated its regional headquarters from Muscat, Oman to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new location will be in Dubai Maritime City.

APM Terminals chose Dubai as its new regional headquarters based on its strategic location as a regional business hub and major airport. “We run 12 container terminals in the region and Dubai’s location allows us to be closer to customers in the markets of Africa, the Middle East and India. The city infrastructure and facilities support our regional growth goals as well”, commented Jorgen H. Madsen, Regional CEO of APM Terminals, based in Dubai.

Amer Ali, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Maritime City, stated: “APM Terminals is a strong addition to the list of major maritime businesses setting up within Dubai Maritime City. Our objective has always been to attract the world’s leading maritime businesses to the project, enabling the industry to have one comprehensive hub from which they can operate their businesses and interact with each other.”

About APM Terminals Africa, Middle East and India Region
APM Terminals in Africa, Middle East and India Region are involved in a large and diverse portfolio of container terminals:

Africa: Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Apapa, Nigeria; Onne, Nigeria; Douala, Cameroon; Luanda, Angola
Middle East: Aqaba, Jordan; Bahrain, Bahrain; Salalah, Oman
Indian Subcontinent: Pipavav, India; Nhava Sheva, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka

The terminals in Bahrain, Salalah and Pipavav also offer large and dedicated facilities catering for the bulk and general cargo markets.

About APM Terminals:
APM Terminals is one of the world’s leading container terminal owners and operators, with a geographically balanced Global Terminal Network of more than 50 terminals in 34 countries and five continents. With corporate headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, APM Terminals is an independent terminal development and operating company providing world-class service to over 60 container shipping lines in every major international trade lane.

About Dubai Maritime City:

Dubai Maritime City is a 227 hectare fully-equipped, iconic and multidimensional maritime centre providing a world-class infrastructure and environment for the global maritime industry and related sectors. Dubai Maritime City is driven by the needs of both local and international marine and maritime communities for a dedicated hub.

Dubai Maritime City capitalizes on the strengths of Dubai as a regional and international hub for trade and commerce, redefining the global maritime industry. It will provide a strategic location for the maritime industry sectors across the full spectrum of maritime business - maritime management, maritime services, maritime retail and recreation, maritime education and research, ship repair and maintenance, yacht repair and maintenance.

When completed, Dubai Maritime City will be a vibrant mixed use development for the maritime industry, comprising industrial, commercial, residential and leisure facilities housed on a man-made peninsula between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks. As a peninsula development, Dubai Maritime City harnesses the benefits of open sea access for the industrial community, yet creates a mesmerizing living and working environment with breathtaking sea views in a vibrant commercial hub. By offering world-class infrastructure, services and regulations, Dubai Maritime City will create a unique specialized environment that promotes the networking and integration of leading maritime companies in one destination.

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