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APM Terminals’ safety, environmental performance improves as LTIF declines by 43%


APM Terminals’ overall Lost-Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) Rate declined by 43 percent in 2012 to 2.47 Lost-Time Injuries per million man-hours worked, from 3.54 in 2011. The combined port and terminal and Inland Services operations’ LTIF Rate in 2010 was 4.45 per million man-hours worked. The LTIF Rate for ports and terminals alone in 2012 was 2.15, representing a 67-percent reduction from an LTIF Rate of 3.59 in 2011.

There were a total of five fatalities from workplace accidents in operations controlled by APM Terminals in 2012, reflecting a decrease of 50 percent over the previous year, a figure nonetheless found to be unacceptable, said Kim Fejfer, APM Terminals CEO.

“We are still experiencing fatalities in our operations and until we are able to achieve our targets of zero incidents and zero fatalities, we will continue to drive improved safety culture and performance within each and every facility,” said Fejfer.

Emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) on per TEU basis fell by 4 percent in 2012 while the company’s goal is to achieve 25 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020, against a 2010 baseline figure.

Improved efficiency and energy conservation are two priorities by which this will be achieved. APM Terminals’ new 2.7 million TEU annual capacity Maasvlakte II facility scheduled to open next year at the Port of Rotterdam, for example, by employing advanced automated equipment and technology, will have a net zero CO2 emission profile when it comes on stream. At present 38 of the 62 operational APM Terminals Global Terminal Network’s facilities are located in emerging markets.