Posted on January 15, 2024
APM Terminals Suape has completed the purchase of approximately 50 hectares, the latest stage in the development of a fully electrified terminal which is set to boost trade, employment and development in Brazil’s north east.
With the finalisation of the purchase of land at the Governador Eraldo Gueiros Port Industrial Complex (Suape), Pernambuco, plans to commence operations in the third quarter of 2026 are on track, with work due to commence this month and next.
In 2022, APM Terminals won the judicial auction for the acquisition of the Isolated Production Unit of Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) land. Since then, the company has taken several legal steps to complete the deal, made official with the signing of the land purchase. During this period, the company has also worked on developing the project’s construction project.
First 100% electric terminal in Latin America
APM Terminals Suape will be the first 100% electrified terminal in Latin America and will have modern infrastructure, fully planned to meet customer needs, with pioneering initiatives in port sustainability.
It will be able to handle up to 400 thousand TEUs/year and will increase the capacity of the port complex by 55%, generating direct and indirect jobs.
With cutting-edge technology and processes, the new terminal will feature a complete environmental management system, waste management, wastewater treatment and groundwater flow modeling for pollution control.
It will also have its own 5G network, which will make it possible to transmit information in real time to customers, 24/7. In addition, remote-controlled RTGs (Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes), will increase remote operational agility, positively impacting productivity and ensuring greater safety.