Cai Mep International Terminal sets new productivity record

CMIT's productivity record drastically decreases port stay

The Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), a joint venture between APM Terminals, Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Saigon Port, has set a new benchmark in productivity by successfully handling 233 containers per hour.

The record was set while handling the MV Maersk Emden, part of the 2M Alliance’s TP6/Pearl service, which connects Vietnam with the US West Coast.

Within a span of just 20 hours, CMIT efficiently and safely handled nearly 7,000 TEU of import, export, transshipment and empty containers.

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According to APM Terminals, this outstanding performance enabled the MV Maersk Emden to depart three hours ahead of schedule, facilitating the Vietnam – US Trade to be connected in the fastest possible way.

Port productivity of 233 containers/hour is typically only achieved when using seven to eight large ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for vessels at major transshipment hubs worldwide.

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However, CMIT accomplished this impressive productivity record by deploying only six STS cranes with an average crane productivity of over 42 containers/hour.

In May 2023, APM Terminals (APMT) pledged a €962 million ($1 billion) investment in its Brazilian operations up to 2026.

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