APM Terminals (APMT) Yokohama has retained the global productivity top spot with 186 crane moves per hour (MPH), with 12 facilities named in the Journal of Commerce's global productivity leadership rankings, including top performing container terminals in Europe and North America in 2014.
PTI previously reported that APMT won the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award for its newly opened Maasvlakte II Container Terminal in Rotterdam.
Nine facilities either operated by APMT, or in which APMT holds a significant financial interest, were included among the world’s 25 most productive terminals, with three more members of the APMT portfolio listed as among regional top performers.
Jeff De Best, Chief Operating Officer at APMT, said: “Productivity will become the crucial determining factor in port call selection, as larger vessels and shipping alliances increase port call container volume concentrations, and we are proud of the efforts of our staff and our partners, in meeting this challenge so convincingly this past year.”
Six terminals, in which APMT is an investor or joint-venture partner, among the top 25 global leaders, are located at Chinese ports. Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal, and Tianjin Port Alliance International Container Terminal tied for third place with 136 MPH.
APMT Rotterdam tied for first place among European terminal operations with 101 MPH, a performance which also merited a three-way tie for 16th place among the global terminal productivity leaders.
The global operator has recently released footage of its Poti mega seaport project in Georgia, a project which is anticipated to cost more than US$1.5 billion to complete.
It is also involved in an industry first social project, which aims to significantly improve communications between customers and follow in the footsteps of its umbrella company Maersk, who won ‘Social Media Campaign of the Year’ in 2012.
See below for an infographic of APMT's performance: