Port Productivity


About the JOC Port Productivity Rankings

Here are the JOC Port Productivity rankings for 2014.

The rankings included in this report are based on seven elements provided by ocean carriers representing more than 75 percent of global capacity. Those data points 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 berth. The calculation of moves per hour between these two times is referred to as unadjusted gross berth productivity.

It’s the same calculation for all 483 terminals and 771 ports the JOC evaluates, allowing for 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 125,000 port calls in 2014.

Productivity is defined as the average of the gross moves per hour for each call recorded in 2014. Gross moves per hour for a single vessel call is defined as the container moves (onload, offload and repositioning) divided by the number of hours the vessel is at berth.

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Special Coverage

Ocean carriers, having essentially no control over pricing, are intensifying their efforts to uncover cost savings. That’s why improving productivity at the berth, which allows lines to maximize slow-steaming while remaining on schedule, is taking on a higher priority. Among the remaining opportunities is further leveraging of alliances into the inland arena.

News & Analysis

27 Apr 2016
The need to reduce truck congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has stakeholders looking at the feasibility of a number of options utilizing rail service.
25 Apr 2016
A simplified, expanded “direct port delivery” scheme at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, introduced with the goal of reducing cargo dwell times in India’s busiest container gateway, has run into trouble after private terminal authorities said they are unable to extend the so-called green channel facility to all approved clients without being compensated for the increased volume.
Port Prince Rupert
21 Apr 2016
At TPM 2016, Port of Prince Rupert's President and CEO Don Krusel joined JOC.com to discuss its 26 percent growth in 2016, plans for additional capacity, the role of collaboration and Fairview Terminal's unique design, as well as its drivers for growth.
19 Apr 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup talk about how the port was able to work its way through the cargo backlogs generated by the 2014-2015 West Coast labor dispute and the port’s Supply Chain Optimization initiative to boost productivity and efficiency throughout all the the links in the supply chain.
19 Apr 2016
Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said she is committed to working with ports, beneficial cargo owners and transportation providers to improve the global competitiveness of U.S. ports, with the first task being to promote better sharing of transportation data.
17 Apr 2016
Canada's largest port could run into a "brick wall" limiting maritime expansion in coming years, unless provincial rules restricting land use can modified and some local political ill-will overcome.

Commentary

Port metrics and key performance indicators are popular topics often discussed in Washington D.C. and by local port authorities, but while metrics and KPI’s are good goals, they come with a cautionary note.

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Video

At TPM 2016, Port of Prince Rupert's President and CEO Don Krusel joined JOC.com to discuss its 26 percent growth in 2016, plans for additional capacity, the role of collaboration and Fairview Terminal's unique design, as well as its drivers for growth.
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup talk about how the port was able to work its way through the cargo backlogs generated by the 2014-2015 West Coast labor dispute and the port’s Supply Chain Optimization initiative to boost productivity and efficiency throughout all the the links in the supply chain.
Don Snyder, Port of Long Beach's Director of Business Development, on the lasting impact of the 2015 labor upset at West Coast ports. Looking to 2016, Snyder says, many processes have been improved and investments made, and productivity gains are being seen already. In this interview, he explains the response to supply chain optimization needs and working with multiple partners to ensure smooth transfers.