APM Terminals (APMT) Buenos Aires has commissioned a new mobile harbour crane at the terminal, aiming to deliver faster and more efficient loading and discharging of vessels.
The purchase of the crane, which has a capacity of 154 tonnes and a 54 m reach, forms part of the operator’s broader investment plan.
The terminal has also worked with local talent on an innovative safety Dojo, which is a Japanese term that refers to a place of immersive learning.
It provides interactive learning tools and simulations that explain how to identify potentially dangerous situations and what to do in these situations.
Juan Pablo Lloret, head of safety at APMT, said: “Safety is our priority and our license to operate. Our Dojo is inspired by the LEAN way of working philosophy that we’ve adopted across all areas of our operations.
“It allows us to implement processes and continuous improvements to help us to become even safer, every day. It is an initiative designed by and for our people. In addition to education on preventing dangerous situations, it fosters a culture of safe, responsible and collaborative work.”
In addition to training employees and contractors, the space is also open to members of the public visiting the terminal, customers and suppliers.