APM Terminals Yokohama has been found to be the world’s leading container terminal in terms of productivity in 2013, according to the latest study from JOC Group.
The Yokohama terminal was one of 11 APM Terminals that were cited in the study: Port Elizabeth and Los Angeles were among those ranked in JOC’s Americas productivity grouping.
The two terminals were named first and second most productive in the Americas’ grouping, with 104 and 96 container moves per vessel hour (MPH), respectively. In contrast, APM Yokohama achieved 163MPH – an 8.7% improvement over last year..
Jeff De Best, APM Terminals’ chief operating officer said: “We’re very proud of the team effort which produced these results for our customers. Our approach is very simple: constant dialogue with our customers, intense pre-planning and then process discipline when the vessel is alongside. The goal is to make an APM Terminals’ port call like a Formula One pit stop. A well-planned, precisely executed event.”
JOC said that the total container moves can be viewed as the gross moves per hour, including onload, repositioning and offload, divided by the number of hours the vessel is at berth.
The study analysed a total 443 ports and 771 terminals..