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APM Terminals (APMT) in its 2011 Sustainability Report said it continues to improve its sustainability performance throughout the company’s global port, terminal, and inland services network.

In the report, its second, APMT said it decreased injuries by 21 percent in 2011—its lowest level ever—compared to the 2010 figure. APM Terminals said its goal for 2012 is a further 15 percent reduction in the Lost Time Injury Frequency rate.

APM Terminals also outlined a detailed plan to manage risks better in four key areas of the complex port operations: Internal traffic, working at heights, falling objects and lashing. The global port operator admitted that despite progress in the overall safety performance, it has yet to achieve a significant reduction in fatal accidents.

“There is still much to improve. I am fully committed to the APM Terminals’ goal of zero fatalities and zero incidents,” said Kim Fejfer, APMT CEO, in his introduction to the report.

In environmental performance, APM Terminals exceeded the target of a 15 percent decrease in CO2 emissions by 2011 against a 2009 baseline for port facilities by achieving a reduction of 16.5 percent per 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU).

Due to the continued expansion of APM Terminals’ operations and the associated need for new cargo handling equipment, there was an overall increase of 2.1 percent in the combined absolute CO2 emissions for the company between 2009 and 2011.

In support of parent company A.P. Moller-Maersk’s target of a 10 percent reduction in relative CO2 emissions, APM Terminals has established a target of a 25 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per TEU by 2020 for all terminal operations, as measured against a 2010 baseline.

In August 2011, APM Terminals named Johan Breukelaar head of health, safety, security, environment, and corporate responsibility, based in The Hague, Netherlands, and reporting to the CEO.

 

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