APM-T: Violations cause half of terminal accidents
APM Terminals said it would aggressively pursue safety training for outside drivers as it seeks to reduce accidents and injuries at its terminals.
An analysis of APM Terminals' safety performance reporting has indicated that 49 percent of all port and terminal accident risk is the result of vehicular traffic violations.
APM said more than 22,000 employees working at 50 facilities around the world will participate in its fourth annual global safety day Tuesday, participating in coordinated safety-themed events and training.
The company said year to date metrics show it has improved 29 percent over the same period in 2009 in port injuries.
Annual safety benchmarking data recently released by the U.K.-based International Cargo Handling Association (ICHCA), representing more than 150 million TEUs handled, or about 30 percent of total global port throughput, revealed that APM Terminals consistently outperforms the industry with 0.57 injuries per 100,000 TEUs handled globally in 2009, as compared with an ICHCA membership average of 2.13 for the same period.