MANAMA : APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), said it has been honoured with the ‘AME Region – Terminal of the Year 2020’ at the APM Terminals Africa and Middle East Region awards.
The recognition is a huge testament to APM Terminals Bahrain’s relentless efforts in evolving KBSP, the kingdom’s only commercial port as a major regional trade and transportation hub, through its world-class infrastructure, services and highly skilled talent.
It is a joint venture between APM Terminals International BV – a unit of Denmark-based container shipping company AP Moller-Maersk – and YBA Kanoo Holdings of Bahrain.
It is only APM Terminals-operated port to have earned this award in the GCC region, said the company in a statement.
This demonstrates the successful partnership between APM Terminals Bahrain and the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications working together to contribute towards Bahrain’s economic development and the people’s future, it added.
Lauding the achievement, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications in Bahrain, said: “We are very proud that our country’s main commercial port located in Hidd has received this global recognition.”
“We have worked hand in hand with APM Terminals to implement the highest safety and security standards while maintaining the levels of business efficiency that our stakeholders have come to expect from the kingdom,” he stated.
On the top honours, CEO/Managing Director Maureen Bannerman said: “We are proud that APM Terminals Bahrain has been awarded the AME Regional Terminal of the Year for 2020.”
“With Covid-19 disrupting the global economy and supply chains last year, our role as facilitators of the maritime trade was even more critical to support the Bahrain government and our customers with uninterrupted operations of bringing 90% of consumer goods through the port,” she stated.
“This was possible with the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ continued support and the dedication shown by our employees and partners. With renewed efforts, we will continue supporting the nation and our customers by connecting Bahrain seamlessly to the world” he added.
The AME Region Awards aims to acknowledge APMT teams and individuals’ accomplishments across the region, focusing on health, safety, security and environment (HSSE), ways of working, customer focus and financial performance of AME Terminals in 2020.
Source: Hellenic Shipping News