17 Feb 2017 – Nicolas Sartini, CEO of APL & VP of French Maritime Cluster Committee in Singapore (FMCCS) and his team welcomed members of the French Chamber’s FMCCS, on 17 February 2017, on a journey into the container shipping world.
APL, along with its parent company CMA CGM, is the world’s third-largest container transportation and shipping company.
On June 2016, CMA CGM and PSA Singapore Terminals announced a new joint venture, CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal, for the operation of four berths at Singapore’s Pasir Panjang Terminal Phase 3 and 4. The agreement will allow CMA CGM, NOL and the CMA-backed Ocean Alliance long-term access to Pasir Panjang’s newest and most modern facility.
The journey started at the PSA tower with a terminal overview presentation by PSA, followed by a presentation of APL.
The visit continued with Captain Atheemulam and Chief Engineer Mykola and their team, together with Fleet Management Officers (Shaj Thayil, Alexandre Wattinne, Yi Shou GU) who presented the container boarding operation room, the control room, the office quarters and the engine room of the container ship APL Columbus de 9200 teus.
The last stop of the visit was to the Lion Terminal control room, where all the automated Overhead Bridge Cranes are controlled.
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