300 staff from international shipping terminal in Vietnam taught defensive driving techniques

March 2, 2017

Lifting Safety Truck Driver Training Kick-Off
AIP Foundation staff joined truck drivers and other Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) employees during the program’s inaugural defensive driving training.

APM Terminals and AIP Foundation conducted truck driver road safety trainings at Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), which is located in the fast-growing market of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. The terminal neighbors National Highway 51, a notoriously dangerous roadway on which vulnerable users, such as motorcyclists and bicyclists, drive alongside heavy container and truck traffic. This new curriculum aims to make the CMIT-affiliated truck drivers, employees, and the community surrounding the international shipping port safe by promoting strong driving skills and defensive driving techniques. Three hundred truck drivers, health and safety staff, and sub-contractors from CMIT, a subsidiary of APM Terminals, attended the inaugural training.

A Master Trainer’s Guide is being developed alongside the pilot trainings. APM Terminals and the Vietnamese government plan to expand the curriculum to other terminals in the country and internationally. Representatives from the National Traffic Safety Committee, Ministry of Transport, National Traffic Police, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provincial Traffic Safety Committee, and traffic police attended the trainings.

APM Terminals, headquartered in The Netherlands, is an international terminal operator with facilities in 69 countries. The Lifting Safety program was launched in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in December 2016 during a road safety knowledge exchange between truck drivers and primary school students.

Read the event’s full press release here.

View more photos from the training here.

Visit the Viet Nam News for coverage of the event.

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