Top Terminals: Asia

Top Terminals: Asia

Top Terminals: Asia
Top 20 container terminals, by region, in 2012. Rankings based on average container moves per hour while ship is in port.
PortCountryBerth Productivity
APM Terminals Yokohama
Tianjin Five Continents International Container Terminal
Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal 
Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal 
OOCL Kaohsiung Container Terminal 
APM Terminals Mumbai
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru)India101
Korea Express Kwangyang Container Terminal
GwangyangSouth Korea101
Xiamen Hairun Container Terminal 
Tianjin Port Container Terminal 
Ningbo Gangji (Yining) Terminal
Dalian Port Container Terminal 
Yangshan Deepwater Port Phases 1/2
Yangshan Deepwater Port Phases 3/4
Ningbo Yuandong Terminal
Pusan Newport 
BusanSouth Korea89
Tatsumi Shokai Nanko Container Terminal
Kobe International Container Terminal 
Ningbo Beilun Second Container Terminal
SIPG Zhendong Container Terminal
Hanjin New Port Container Terminal 
BusanSouth Korea80
Source: JOC Research

About the JOC Port Productivity Rankings

The rankings included in this initial rollout of JOC Port Productivity data are based on seven rigidly defined elements provided by 17 participating carriers. Other data points, such as operating time, crane density, total time a ship is in port and crane productivity, will be added later.

The data points this report is based on are vessel name, terminal name, port city, port country, berth arrival, berth departure and number of moves (including lift-ons, lift-offs and re-stows). Berth arrival and departure refer to “lines down” and “lines up” — that is, the actual arrival and departure of the ship at the berth. The calculation of moves per hour between these two times is referred to as unadjusted gross berth productivity.

It is the same calculation for all 400 terminals and 600 ports the JOC evaluates, allowing for a basic apples-to-apples comparison globally. The data enters a data warehouse in standardized format so that it’s accessible for reports, rankings, analysis and other uses.

Interaction with global carriers resulted in data whose definitions are consistent across all carriers. Rankings were determined by analyzing more than 100,000 port calls in 2012.

Productivity is defined as the average of the gross moves per hour for each call recorded last year.

Gross moves per hour for a single vessel call is defined as the total container moves (onload, offload and repositioning) divided by the number of hours for which the vessel is at berth.