Within any prevailing trend, there will always be winners and losers. By ranking ports and terminals in terms of berth productivity, JOC aims to shine a light on efficiency, and perhaps be a catalyst to improving it.

In the past, we’ve published straight productivity rankings — that is, the top ports and terminals by region and broken down by vessel size. Those rankings did not consider call size — the number of containers moving by ship per call — and thus, in a sense, did not give a complete picture of productivity. Nor did they reasonably allow for ports or terminals outside the top 10 in port productivity to make the rankings, resulting in an overly predictable list year after year. 

So this year, we analyzed which terminals made the greatest strides in port efficiency from 2014 to 2015. It is, by definition, difficult for a high-performing terminal to make these lists, so for those accustomed to appearing at the top, understand that your performance is no less worthy.

For this year’s rankings, we’ve also broken the world down into nine regions, separating Africa and Europe, and Latin America and North America, which previously had been grouped together.  

Starting with berth productivity — the average number of container moves per crane, per hour while a ship is at berth — we’ve measured relative improvement. We then weighted those productivity numbers by call size to achieve actual improvement in year-over-year performance, the measurement by which the rankings have been listed. 

To qualify, a terminal must have improved actual and relative (unweighted) productivity, and processed more than 100 ship calls in 2015 and a minimum of 50 in 2014. 

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.

 

PORT PRODUCTIVITY'S MOST IMPROVED TERMINALS
TerminalPortCountryRelative
Improvement
Actual
Improvement
AFRICA    
DP World MaputoMaputoMozambique119%21%
Tanzania Int'l Container Terminal ServicesDar es SalaamTanzania36%37%
Luanda Container TerminalLuandaAngola32%52%
Walvis Bay Container TerminalWalvis BayNamibia23%6%
Societe de Manutention du Terminal a ConteneursCotonouBenin13%13%
     
LATIN AMERICA    
APM Terminals PecemPecemBrazil38%2%
Tecon Suape Container TerminalSuapeBrazil35%20%
Manzanillo International TerminalManzanilloPanama23%16%
Panama Ports Co.CristobalPanama20%16%
Terminal 2-Rio Multitermais Container TerminalRio de JaneiroBrazil19%5%
     
OCEANIA    
DP World BrisbaneBrisbaneAustralia20%3%
Napier Container TerminalNapierNew Zealand11%1%
DP World FremantleFremantleAustralia6%24%
Patrick West Swanson Dock Container TerminalMelbourneAustralia2%16%
     
SOUTHEAST ASIA    
South Harbor Int'l Container Terminal (ATI)ManilaPhilippines35%8%
Nam Hai TerminalHaiphongVietnam23%22%
Evergreen Container Terminal - LCB2Laem ChabangThailand19%17%
PSA Singapore TerminalsSingaporeSingapore15%6%
Terminal Petikemas SurabayaSurabayaIndonesia9%11%
     
EAST ASIA    
Korea Express Busan Container TerminalBusanSouth Korea26%9%
Evergreen Toyko Container TerminalTokyoJapan20%11%
Dongbu Pusan Container TerminalBusanSouth Korea18%3%
Yokohama Honmoku Pier, Berth A-7YokohamaJapan17%27%
Yokohama Daikoku Pier, Berth C-3YokohamaJapan14%11%
     
MIDDLE EAST AND INDIA    
Oman International Container TerminalSoharOman66%101%
Shuaiba Area Container TerminalShuaibaKuwait24%18%
Aqaba Container TerminalAqabaJordan16%7%
Jawaharlal Nehru Container TerminalNehruIndia12%18%
South Container TerminalJeddahSaudi Arabia2%20%
     
NORTH AMERICA    
Conley Container TerminalBostonU.S.14%10%
DeltaportPort Metro VancouverCanada6%12%
Wando Welch TerminalCharlestonU.S.1%9%
     
NORTH EUROPE    
Muuga Harbour Container TerminalTallinnEstonia39%28%
Le Havre North Terminals-Quais des AmeriquesLe HavreFrance35%8%
HHLA Container Terminal AltenwerderHamburgGermany30%21%
First Container TerminalSt. PetersburgRussia20%14%
HHLA Container Terminal BurchardkaiHamburgGermany15%9%
     
MEDITERRANEAN
    
Port AkdenizAntalyaTurkey40%2%
Durres Container TerminalDurresAlbania32%18%
Piraeus Port Authority-Container TerminalPiraeusGreece22%14%
Terminal Maritima de CastellonCastellonSpain22%48%
Malta Freeport TerminalsMalta FreeportMalta20%7%
Source: JOC Port Productivity database