APM Terminals Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam the first fully automated facility with zero emissions from cargo handling equipment officially opens on April 24

The Hague, Netherlands, 21-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — APM Terminals would like to inform the international press community of an upcoming event so you can plan your editorial schedule if interested.  A press kit and press release will be sent Friday, April 24, 2015.

Event:  The official opening ceremony of APM Terminals Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Dutch King Willem-Alexander, and 500 senior representatives from the global industry and world governments will attend the opening event, including speeches by Maersk Group CEO Nils S. Andersen and APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer.

Significance:   APM Terminals newest port in the world will be the first fully automated facility with zero emissions from cargo handling equipment. Built on land reclaimed from the North Sea – the port is an engineering marvel that will set the pace for other ports worldwide in sustainability, higher productivity, safety and innovation.
Cost:  EUR 500 million.

When:  Friday, April 24, 2015 at 15:00 hrs. Event ends at 17:30 and photos will be posted for downloading on www.apmterminals.com by 17:00.

Executive interview availability this week and next week:  Please note all three executives will be fully scheduled at the April 24th event so we are just scheduling interviews on the days before and after.

Kim Fejfer, CEO, APM Terminals, The Hague

Scope:  Global
Vision:  Why did we build this terminal?  Its global role in portfolio.
Trends:  Mega ships require higher productivity, safer operations.

Ben Vree, CEO, APM Terminals, Europe Region, Rotterdam

Scope:  Europe and Rotterdam
How do we see the market and Rotterdam’s place?
APM Terminals Maasvlakte I (existing facility) Europe’s most productive port.
Customer trends, expectations on ports with new, larger ships.

Frank Tazelaar, Managing Director, APM Terminals Maasvlakte II, Rotterdam

Scope:  APM Terminals Maasvlakte II
The challenges of building and managing a container terminal with first generation equipment, the road to
achieving high productivity in port operations.
Delivering success to ship, rail, barge and truck operations.

Media contact      
Tom Boyd, Director, External Communications
APM Terminals, The Hague, Netherlands
+31 61 272 5696 (Mobile)


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