A surge in fruit and vegetable exports has helped APM Terminals to increase its share of refrigerated containerised cargo at the port of Callao in Peru.
The Dutch company, which operates the concession at the port’s North Terminal, said agricultural exports sent in refrigerated containers from the terminal grew by 38 per cent between January and September compared with the same period last year.
The increase was mainly driven by shipments of table grapes, avocados, citrus, onions and mangoes, amongst other products.
APM recently expanded its capacity at the terminal which now offers more than 600 reefer plugs and a new access route for containers.
Sofía Balbi, commercial manager for containers at APM Terminals Callao, said the recent investments had helped the company increase its market share by 24 per cent this year, with the terminal now handling approximately half of the port’s refrigerated containers.
“We are aware of the importance of providing a quality service to our customers require and for this reason, one of several projects we are rolling out is the implementation of an online temperature monitoring system,” Balbi stated.