Port Productivity

Port Productivity


About the JOC Port Productivity Rankings

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 ports and 771 terminals JOC Group Inc. 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 150,000 port calls in 2013.

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.

Download the white paper now

Special Coverage

APMT Elizabeth
Port congestion problems at some of North America’s largest gateways had a noticeable impact on vessel productivity in the first six months of 2014, according to JOC Group Port Productivity data.

News & Analysis

03 May 2015
Senate appropriators last year derailed Congress’ attempt to give U.S. ports the $1.2 billion for maintenance dredging and berth work — as set by the Water Resources Reform Development Act — by coming up $100 million short for fiscal year 2015.
container ship at Evergreen terminal, Port of Los Angeles
30 Apr 2015
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach achieved a post-congestion milestone this week with no container vessels arriving at anchor on Tuesday, and again on Thursday, for brief periods.
30 Apr 2015
Gulftainer said it handled 19,561 20-foot-equivalent units of containers in 54.4 hours on a single call at its Khorfakkan Container Terminal in at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
28 Apr 2015
By most standards, congestion at the largest U.S. port complex is significantly less than it was during the winter, long truck turn times persist.
23 Apr 2015
Cargo interests had much to complain about at a listening session convened Wednesday by Los Angeles and Long Beach port leaders. They suffered through four punishing months of labor slowdowns at West Coast ports, but their biggest concerns centered on problems that were present even before the coastwide contract negotiations began last May — cost and reliability.
16 Apr 2015
A U.S. senator is asking Congress’s watchdog to study the labor-related disruption at U.S. West Coast ports, the latest sign of Congress getting more involved in curbing marine terminal congestion that threatens the nation’s economic growth.

Commentary

A federally sponsored infrastructure initiative for major regional ports to be linchpins of a national port strategy would be a first step in upgrading the U.S. in terms of competitiveness in productivity and ability to serve this and future generations of vessels.

Video

Chris Mazza, Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Xvela, discusses the relevancy of cloud-based solutions for mar
Special Projects Editor Alessandra Barrett discusses the recent JOC Port Productivity awards with winners South Carolina
With productivity up 20% year-over-year at Conley Container Terminal, Port of Boston's Deputy Port Directors Mike Meyran,