APM Terminals (APMT) Algeciras, Spain has achieved a new productivity milestone by concluding operations in 201.63 Productive Moves Per Hour (PMPH).
The feat establishes a new record for the terminal.
The PMPH measure is the generally accepted measure of the productivity of quay cranes at a container terminal.
This achievement was made possible by the use of eight operating ship-to-shore (STS) cranes during a port stay of 14.51 hours, compared to the target of 18.52. This was also the highest productivity recorded at APM Terminals Algeciras for any vessel or service.
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The vessel on which the record operations were performed, MAYVIEW MAERSK, operates on Maersk’s Asia-Europe (AE) network, which is one of the world’s busiest trade lanes.
The Port of Algeciras signed off 2022 by handling over 100 million tonnes for a seventh consecutive year, with 108 million tonnes of total throughput.
Container throughput, however, dropped by 0.7 per cent from 2021 having almost touched 4.8 million TEU.