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

05 May 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett joins APM Terminals Head of Pricing and Strategy Jeremy Ford at the 16th TPM Conference in Long Beach to discuss the rate of growth in ship sizes and APMT’s strategy for coping with these vessels and the operational challenges of vessel-sharing agreements. The duo also discuss APMT’s efforts to breed efficiency beyond the waterfront and throughout the rest of the supply chain.
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.
15 Apr 2016
On the back of roaring chicken exports the rapidly growing Terminal de Conteineres de Paranagua will spend $310 million to boost its capacity 1 million 20-foot equivalent units to 2.5 million TEUs after receiving a concession running through 2048. The investment will also allow the port to handle ships with capacities of up to 12,000 TEUs.
15 Apr 2016
In a port industry marked by brutal competition, it may have been necessary for the Port of Oakland to lose its second-largest tenant in order to realize its full potential.
14 Apr 2016
Ports must invest, consolidate and rationalize to meet the rapid changes in a volatile shipping market, according to the head of the Maersk Group’s container terminal unit.
13 Apr 2016
Truck turn times in Los Angeles-Long Beach unexpectedly showed dramatic improvement in March, due to the seasonal drop in cargo volume that followed the Chinese New Year in Asia, but also because terminal operators in the largest U.S. port complex are working harder than ever to improve their gate operations.

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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JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett joins APM Terminals Head of Pricing and Strategy Jeremy Ford at the 16th TPM Conference in Long Beach to discuss the rate of growth in ship sizes and APMT’s strategy for coping with these vessels and the operational challenges of vessel-sharing agreements. The duo also discuss APMT’s efforts to breed efficiency beyond the waterfront and throughout the rest of the supply chain.
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.