Neelsen (left) and Lucas

Neelsen (left) and Lucas

Alba, APM Terminals ink deal

The agreement is a key element in Alba’s efforts to be competitive in world markets

March 2015

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading aluminium producer in the world, has announced it has signed a Service Level Agreement with APM Terminals Bahrain, operator of the kingdom’s Khalifa Bin Salman Port.

Signing the agreement were Alba’s adviser to the CEO, Jean-Baptiste Lucas, and Marco Neelsen, CEO of APM Terminals Bahrain. Present were Mark Hardiman, Bryan Webster and Yusif Sanad, representing the port operator, and Alba’s manager for sales Europe, Boris Santosi, and head of sales Europe, Hassan Habib.

“The milestone agreement will boost Alba’s strategy to enlarge its presence in the global markets as well as enhance its overall service levels to customers. It will also reaffirm the good relations between the two companies and establish consistent and highly reliable logistics and services,” an Alba statement said.

Commenting on the deal, Alba chief executive Tim Murray said: “As Alba grows and diversifies its export markets, APM Terminals Bahrain plays an important role in facilitating the outbound supply chain. Alba looks forward to working with them to help grow its business and further streamline all steps of Alba’s global supply chain.”

Neelsen highlighted APM Terminals’ commitment to Alba and Bahrain. “The Service Level Agreement signed between us is a key milestone, which will enhance and increase service reliability to Alba’s logistic supply chain, which we are confident will further enhance Alba’s competitiveness in the global market. We continue to seek to grow our relationship with cargo owners such as Alba as we strive towards growing Bahrain’s maritime and logistics sector by offering operational excellence whilst ensuring the highest standards of safety are upheld.”

APM Terminals is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands. The company’s core expertise covers design, construction, management and operation of ports, terminals and inland services.


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