Ex-APTM Brazil head to take the helm at Brasil Terminal Portuario
THE largest terminal in the Brazilian Port of Santos, Brasil Terminal Portuario (BTP), has appointed the previous managing director of APM Terminals (APTM) Brazil, Ricardo Arten as its new CEO
THE largest terminal in the Brazilian Port of Santos, Brasil Terminal Portuario (BTP), has appointed the previous managing director of APM Terminals (APTM) Brazil, Ricardo Arten as its new CEO.
Mr Arten, a naval engineer with a BA in business administration, has 20 years of experience in various leadership positions across the port sector including at the ports of Santos, Rio de Janeiro and Itajai.
'Ricardo has a strong leadership ability and broad experience in the sector. He takes over this new role with a strong focus of enhancing BTP organic growth, maintaining the commitment to an innovative and sustainable company in the largest port of Latin America,' the terminal said.
The terminal, a joint venture between Terminal Investment Ltd (TIL) and Maersk's APMT, handled 1.3 million TEU in 2018, completing its fifth year of operation following an initial investment of $800 million, reports UK's Seatrade Maritime News.
It has just invested in expanding its capacity and operational productivity by concluding the acquisition of new port equipment.
Brasil Portuario Terminal (BTP) covers a total area of 490,000 square metres on the right bank of the Port of Santos, featuring a 1,108-metre quay enabling it to handle up to three neopanamaxes simultaneously.
'Being able to command a terminal with solidified strategy and positioning - along with a high-qualified team - is a reason for deep enthusiasm,' said Mr Arten.