Port Productivity Performance

The JOC Group’s most recent annual study of port productivity data, covering the year 2013, retained APM Terminals Yokohama as the world’s leading container terminal in productivity with 163 container moves per vessel hour (MPH). 
Eleven facilities which are part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network were cited in the study, out of a total of 32 terminals named as global, and regional designations’ productivity leaders, including APM Terminals Port Elizabeth, and APM Terminals Los Angeles, which were named the first and second most productive terminals in the JOC’s Americas grouping, with 104 and 96 MPH, respectively.
Five facilities in which APM Terminals has interests were cited among the world’s 11 most productive container terminals, which in addition to APM Terminals Yokohama, which was tied with Tianjin Xingang Sinor Terminal for first place, included Tianjin Port Eurasia International Container Terminal (TECT) in third place at 139 MPH; Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCT) and Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal (XSCT), tied for fourth place with 132 MPH; and Tianjin Port Alliance International Container Terminal (TACT) in seventh place with 126 MPH; (these rankings were mirrored in the JOC’s Asia-Pacific regional designation).

APM Terminals Houston, with 2013 productivity of 83 MPH, ranked sixth in the JOC’s Americas region, bringing to three the number of APM Terminals facilities listed among the Americas’ 10 leading terminals. The APM Terminals portfolio also placed three facilities in the JOC’s Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, with APM Terminals Rotterdam ranking third with 99 MPH; the Port of Salalah, ranking sixth with 91 MPH; and NTB North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven, ranking seventh, with 90 MPH.

The Port of Salalah, located in Oman on the Arabian Sea, and in which APM Terminals holds a 30% share, also ranked third in overall port productivity in the study’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, with 72 MPH, and tied for eighth place worldwide with the Port of Mawan, China, in productivity while working vessels with less than 8,000 TEU capacity, with 88 MPH.

The JOC study used data from over 150,000 port calls during 2013, evaluating the individual performances of 443 ports and 771 terminals. According to the JOC, “Gross moves per hour for a single vessel call is defined as the total container moves (onload, offload and repositioning) divided by the number of hours for which the vessel is at berth.”

(To view the JOC 2014 Productivity white paper, please click here).