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.
Port Country Berth Productivity
APM Terminals Yokohama
Yokohama Japan 150
Tianjin Five Continents International Container Terminal
Tianjin China 119
Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal 
Qingdao China 107
Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal 
Xiamen China 106
OOCL Kaohsiung Container Terminal 
Kaohsiung Taiwan 105
APM Terminals Mumbai
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru) India 101
Korea Express Kwangyang Container Terminal
Gwangyang South Korea 101
Xiamen Hairun Container Terminal 
Xiamen China 100
Tianjin Port Container Terminal 
Tianjin China 99
Ningbo Gangji (Yining) Terminal
Ningbo China 97
Dalian Port Container Terminal 
Dalian China 94
Yangshan Deepwater Port Phases 1/2
Shanghai China 94
Yangshan Deepwater Port Phases 3/4
Shanghai China 92
Ningbo Yuandong Terminal
Ningbo China 90
Pusan Newport 
Busan South Korea 89
Tatsumi Shokai Nanko Container Terminal
Osaka Japan 87
Kobe International Container Terminal 
Kobe Japan 87
Ningbo Beilun Second Container Terminal
Ningbo China 87
SIPG Zhendong Container Terminal
Shanghai China 86
Hanjin New Port Container Terminal 
Busan South Korea 80
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.

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