Worldwide ports and terminal operator APM Terminals (aspect of A.P. Moller – Maersk), met crucial Bangladeshi stakeholders recently to investigate deepening the cooperation on maritime infrastructure in the nation. Collectively with the Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, H.E. Ms Winnie Estrup Petersen, organization representatives achieved with Honourable Minister of Delivery Mr Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Secretary of Shipping Mr. Mohammed Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury, Chairman of Chittagong Port Authority Rear Admiral M. Shahjahan, CEO of Community Non-public Partnerships Authority Ms Sultana Afroz and the Principal Secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus of the Key Minister’s Business.
APM Terminals is recognised for offering exceptional port logistics and container terminal operations globally to delivery traces. The organization is part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, which has a long and founded existence in Bangladesh offering complete logistics answers to some of the most important traders in the place. Aiming to make improvements to supply chain effectiveness, the firm considers the Patenga Container Terminal a crucial enabler for nearby and international growth and a important component of conference the country’s export ambitions.
Maersk’s and APM Terminals’ curiosity in partnering with Bangladesh is rooted in Denmark’s plans to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Advancement and the Paris Arrangement. According to the Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, ‘‘Trade amongst Denmark and Bangladesh is centered all around the transfer of climate-welcoming know-how and reducing-edge technologies. It is an powerful way to accelerate Bangladesh’s inexperienced economic transition and build sustainable financial competitiveness, specifically for access to the European markets, by leveraging general public-personal-partnership.’’
APM Terminals remains fully commited to acquiring and upgrading the infrastucture in Bangladesh, and firmly consider that it would trigger further more investments along the source chain and open new markets to Bangladeshi importers and exporters, when serving as catalyst for long term relations in between the EU and Bangladesh. Specially, the enterprise considers the Patenga Container Terminal as owning the probable to reduce quite a few of the constraints that adversely effect the Chattogram seaport today, hindering the upcoming financial advancement of Bangladesh.
Commenting on the foreseeable future infrastructure challenge in Patenga, Vice President, Global Head of Company Growth at APM Terminals, Martijn van Dongen shared: “‘The Chattogram seaport is presently used at about 100% of its capability. Though really commendable, it is not a sustainable alternative matching the country’s growth ambitions. We consider that by creating a new terminal in Patenga together with our Bangladeshi associates, we can provide a practical and substantially necessary infrastructure alternative with a optimistic financial effect.”
APM Terminals, collectively with Maersk’s Ocean company and Sealand Asia (the group’s intra-Asian carrier) expects the new terminal in Patenga to quickly grow in volume, benefitting a massive pool of Bangladeshi enterprises. In line with the company’s amplified concentration on decabonisation, the new facility should also allow for for making sustainable sourcing options, which includes web zero emission functions in the future – an essential element escalating Bangladeshi competitiveness in global logistics. APM Terminals is fully commited to generating the new terminal operational in the shortest time attainable.
European financial commitment in ports infrastructure in Bangladesh is expected to invite increased overseas direct expenditure. The prospective engagement offers the chance to harness the operational synergies arising out of the integration of the Patenga Container Terminal with world wide export-import provide chain and enable realize the true potential of the terminal as a modern-day, very effective, point out-of-the-artwork terminal that aids the facilitation of neighborhood/regional trade and drives sustainable financial growth and balance. It is also an opportunity for Denmark and Bangladesh to bolster relations by noticing a novel general public private partnership project primarily based on their shared maritime roots.