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APM Yokohama tops terminal productivity; Jebel Ali tops port productivity

A new report based on JOC Productivity and IHS Maritime Trade data has ranked APM Terminals’ Yokohoma Terminal in Japan is the most productive container terminal in the world with the highest average of 186 container moves per ship per hour (cmpsph). Next comes Tianjin Port Pacific International Container Terminal, China with 142 cmpsph. DP World-Jebel Ali comes in at number five in the worldwide rankings with a solid 131 cmpsph.

Jebel Ali tops the rankings of the most productive ports in the world with berth productivity for 2014 being at 131 cmpsph. Chinese ports occupied all other slots save one until position number 9 (Yokohama was number five). Khor Al Fakkan Port, Sharjah, was ranked at 10th position with 100 container moves per ship per hour. It may be noted that in general, in 2014, Asian and Middle Eastern ports provided far better productivity for vessels at berth than any other ports in the world.

Among the Terminal Operators in the Middle East, Europe and Africa region, DP World Jebel Ali topped the list at 131 cmpsph. APM Terminals Rotterdam came in second with 101 cmpsph. Khorfakkan Container Terminal of Sharjah was ranked fourth with 100 cmpsph. Red Sea Gateway Terminal Saudi Arabia at fifth position with 97 and Khalifa Port Container.

Among the ports in the Middle East, Europe and Africa region, in a remarkable achievement for the UAE, Jebel Ali, Khor al Fakkan and Mina Khalifa/Abu Dhabi held the positions of first, second and third, respectively.

These JOC-HIS productivity numbers are considered reliable as they are provided not by the terminals themselves but by the shipping lines. The data is based on over 125,000 ship calls at approximately 500 marine terminals across the globe. (Source: