Established as an independent division within the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in 2001, APM Terminals Management B.V. offers the global shipping community an integrated global terminal network of 50 operating container facilities in 34 countries. The company provides port management and terminal operations to over 60 liner shipping and port customers. It serves major trade lanes with a presence in major markets providing its customers with one of the most advanced terminal technologies, equipment and operations in the industry. In 2009, APM Terminals Management B.V. received the name of terminal operator of the year at Lloyd s Lists prestigious annual awards ceremony.