Port Productivity

Port Productivity


Berth productivity is defined as the average number of container moves per crane per hour, while a ship is at berth.

When it comes to deploying advanced digital applications, the overall container shipping industry’s recent history has not been one of rapid identification and implementation, according to a World Economic Forum report. The report noted that this slower rate of digital adoption brings enormous risks that, if ignored, could be potentially catastrophic for even the biggest, established players in the business.

How effectively advanced digital tools are applied by the world’s ports in the future will be a topic of growing significance as those cutting-edge technologies that prove most effective at reducing costs and boosting productivity become increasingly the norm.

 

 

Special Coverage

The amount of time container ships spend at port continued to rise in the first half of 2019, despite relative gains in terminal efficiency, according to an analysis of JOC.com port productivity data.

News & Analysis

27 Nov 2019
JOC Editor Ari Ashe gives a preview of how the Dec 10-11 Port Performance North America Conference will cover chassis top
31 Oct 2019
Stakeholders in the container shipping industry are debating how demurrage clocks should begin, when they should be suspended, and when it’s fair and unfair to assess penalties to beneficial cargo owners (BCOs).
15 Oct 2019
The first step in dredging the harbor in Norfolk will begin in January 2020, kickstarting a project that will make the Port of Virginia the deepest harbor on the East Coast.
02 Aug 2019
Terminal operators at Mexican ports say they need to work more closely with rails and truckers, and have better coordination with cargo owners to reduce shipping delays.
23 Jul 2019
The government of Canada commits $102 million to improve cargo velocity and terminal fluidity at the west coast ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
28 Jun 2019
The Los Angeles City Council has rejected the harbor commission’s approval of a construction permit for APM Terminals’ Pier 400, further delaying the project.

Commentary

The service efficiency of the port can be reflected by the time cost of the ship in port.