Keith Svendsen, CEO of APM Terminals, during his recent visit to Bahrain discussed with Mohammed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, the joint efforts the company and the country’s government are undertaking to further develop the maritime sector in Bahrain and strengthen the role of Khalifa Bin Salman Port as a major hub in the Gulf.
“The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications is committed to developing the ports and maritime sector as it plays a pivotal role in stimulating economic growth and development and in linking Bahrain with the rest of the world,” commented Mohammed bin Thamer Al Kaabi.
He added, “Alongside our partners APM Terminals, the operators of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, we strive in setting plans and initiatives that aim in enhancing port services to achieve excellence, which is positively reflected in the advancements that the port has undergone and its contribution to the Kingdom’s economy.”
APM Terminals Bahrain said it is committed to investing in the community and the whole ecosystem that is interconnected with the port and noted that one of its priorities is to increase the competencies of the people working in the industry, as well as making the industry itself more appealing and attractive as a potential workplace.
With this aim, the company launched a new comprehensive development framework in 2021 aiming to give back to the community by developing future logistics professionals and injecting them into Bahrain’s labour market. “The new initiative serves as an umbrella for two development programmes, targeting Bahrain’s logistics leaders of the future, as well as aspiring youth who are yet to enter the maritime business,” said APM Terminals in an announcement.