APM Terminals to develop $500 million container terminal at Plaquemines Port

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Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District announced last week that it had executed a letter of intent with APM Terminals to build a state-of-the-art container terminal in Plaquemines Parish, reports the American Journal of Transportation.

APMT estimates the initial investment in terminal infrastructure will be approximately $500 million, which will be privately funded. The initial phase will encompass 200 acres, on-dock rail, and a berth capable of handling the largest ships now traversing the expanded Panama Canal.

APMT is one of the largest terminal operators in the world and is a subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk, a global leader in logistics services. APMT currently operates four container terminals in the U.S. Read more.