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.

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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

Chris Mazza, Xvela
10 Feb 2015
Chris Mazza, Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Xvela, discusses the relevancy of cloud-based solutions for mar
12 Dec 2014
The port of Antwerp faces a total shutdown on Monday as dockers and other waterfront workers join a 24-hour nationwide strike that will also paralyze rail freight and air cargo traffic across Belgium.
Maersk container ship in Southern California
10 Dec 2014
U.S. port congestion delays are starting to cost shippers money — and customers in some cases.
09 Dec 2014
The Port of New York and New Jersey is under the gun to improve productivity and truck turn times before the mid-2016 raising of the Bayonne Bridge “almost instantaneously” brings a new generation of larger ships to East Coast ports.
09 Dec 2014
Part of the reason South Atlantic ports haven’t seen as much congestion as their Northeast and Southern California counterparts is because the operating port model is more prevalent there, Federal Maritime Commissioner Michael Khouri said today.
08 Dec 2014
The Nigerian Ports Authority will turn to a task force to help identify root causes of congestion at the Lagos port complex as volumes continue to grow.

Commentary

2014 will surely go down as a momentous year — and not in a good way — for those who depend on international container transportation. Hardly a year of progress, this was a year when the system regressed.

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,