Port Productivity

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.

For more information on purchasing the underlying data or to  learn more about our Port Productivity Subscription Report, which provides in-depth industry market analysis, visit  www.joc.com/port_productivity.

 

Special Coverage

The 19,224-TEU MSC Oscar sails in the Asia-Europe trade and is too big to call at U.S. ports. Photo credit: ptnphoto / Shutterstock.com
Increasingly larger container ships are improving vessel-at-berth productivity at ports around the world, according to an analysis of the latest JOC Port Productivity data.

News & Analysis

03 Aug 2015
Woo Ye-jong has been tapped to lead the Port of Busan in its effort to become an even larger transshipment hub, succeeding Lim Ki-tack who has been elected as the International Maritime Organization's next secretary-general.
29 Jul 2015
While politicians wrangle over the Greek debt crisis and economists speculate on the lasting impact to the European and global economy, a decision on who controls a container quay miles away from Athens could reshape European supply chains.
14 Jul 2015
Although China has some of the most productive ports in the world, the industry must continue to innovate and improve, a top Maersk Line executive said.
09 Jul 2015
Shanghai has reported a 4.5 percent increase in volumes during the first six months compared to last year, but the growth has been slowing in the months leading up to what the industry hopes will be a peak season.
APL container ship docked at Port of Oakland, June 2015
07 Jul 2015
APL announced Monday that its PA2 service from North Asia will skip calls to the Port of Oakland through the end of July because of the port’s congestion problems.
01 Jul 2015
The arrival of mega-ships is having a profound effect on port operations at all major U.S. gateways, but the biggest impact by far in terms of congestion is being felt in the two largest port complexes, Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York-New Jersey.

Commentary

Meeting in Asia this month with a number of carriers that participate in the project by submitting their berth productivity data to The Journal of Commerce, I’ve never seen a greater sense of urgency to find ways to get ships in and out of port faster. It’s a simple calculus: The quicker a ship leaves port, the slower the speed and less fuel is needed to get to the next port on schedule.

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,