ACT receives Global Safety Award
Aqaba Container Terminal, the preferred gateway to Jordan and beyond, received last week the APMT Global Safety Performance Award at APM Terminals’ Global Leadership Conference in Rotterdam, in competition with the global APMT network of more than 60 port terminals.
Aqaba Container Terminal’s commitment to Safety in its operations was recognized once again by its peers internationally after having successfully implemented a new risk management process that saw a 32% decrease in incident frequency in 2015 compared to 2014, while the engagement of employees, measured by the number of safety observations, increased by 13%.
ACT CEO Jeppe Jensen said “the high performance that we showed during 2015 is testimony to our commitment to put the safety of our employees, our contractors and our customers before any other considerations. With increased Safety performance we have also experienced increased efficiency and productivity, and we are delighted to contribute to position Jordan as a global leader in best Safety practices.”
The Global Award comes a month after ACT was nominated for two Regional Lloyd’s List Awards: Terminal Operator of the Year and Environment & Safety Award.
Aqaba Container Terminal
In 2003, the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), on behalf of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, was on a mission to acquire a strategic partnership to improve the efficiency, capacity and the operational performance of the container terminal in Aqaba. After signing a Terminal Management Contract with ADC in 2004, APM Terminals (part of the global A.P. Møller–Maersk Group), took over the management and operation of the terminal.
A 25-year Joint Development Agreement (JDA) was signed between ADC and the Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) in 2006. Under the contract, APM Terminals Jordan operates, manages and markets ACT in addition to executing the Master Plan, which anticipates achieving a drastic increase of throughput capacity through a combination of physical and operational improvements.