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

24 Jul 2020
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union's (ILWU) letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom compounds worries that have been mounting for over a year surrounding the issue of allowing West Coast terminals to install labor-saving cargo handling equipment.
07 Jun 2017
The Seattle-Tacoma alliance will purchase an additional four cranes to enable its ports to better handle mega-ships.
31 May 2017
The joint study found contacts between key industry stakeholders are often “zero-sum” and not normally focused on cooperation to make improvements for mutual gain.
16 May 2017
Supply chain bottlenecks that have long been a drag on growth at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust are rapidly easing.
13 Apr 2017
The operator of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s first ever terminal gate appointment program is expanding the 4-month-old pilot initiative.
29 Mar 2017
Fostering cooperation among supply-chain sectors is the main challenge LA-LB faces in handling the new alliances.
28 Mar 2017
CMA CGM said the terminal has achieved an average gross berth productivity of more than 160 moves per hour.
26 Mar 2017
US West Coast ports focus on operational improvements.
20 Mar 2017
New York may be the city that never sleeps, but the four main terminals at its namesake port, the Port of New York and New Jersey, are closed by 7 p.m.
14 Mar 2017
The evolution of the Port of Vancouver's truck appointment system highlights the delicate walk ahead for US ports.
22 Feb 2017
APM Terminals has nearly tripled the previously announced upgrades at its terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
11 Feb 2017
Problems are inevitable any time the normal routine is disrupted at a marine terminal.
02 Feb 2017
After initial apprehensiveness, motor carriers and shippers appear to have adjusted to the systems.
19 Jan 2017
Hyundai Merchant Marine announced Thursday that it will buy a share of a company part-owned by Hanjin Shipping that operates terminals in Seattle and Long Beach
18 Jan 2017
Efforts at India's top port to get more shippers using a program to speed imports have been faltering.
17 Jan 2017
The appointment system designed to combat congestion and improve efficiency at a major terminal of the Port of New York and New Jersey went off without a major glitch on its first regular work day Tuesday.
16 Jan 2017
India’s merchandise exports increased for the fourth month in a row in December.
16 Jan 2017
US ports will face unprecedented operational challenges when ocean carriers on April 1 restructure their vessel-sharing alliances.
13 Jan 2017
A US Commerce Department report published Thursday stressed the benefits of collecting port productivity data.
12 Jan 2017
US shippers hoping Uncle Sam would shine a light on the metrics that impact the reliability and costs of their containerized supply chains are bound for disappointment.
12 Jan 2017
DP World dramatically slashed its container dwell times at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in December.
09 Jan 2017
PSA said the agreements take Singapore one step closer to the reality of autonomous freight transport.
06 Jan 2017
The pace of growth could accelerate in the coming months.
03 Jan 2017
Expediting cargo flow to reduce terminal congestion is a top priority for the largest US port complex.
02 Jan 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is well positioned in 2017 to capitalize on efficiency improvements made throughout 2016.
29 Dec 2016
Customs authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and shipping lines are in a dispute over the cause of delays in the port's direct port delivery services.
28 Dec 2016
Marine terminals able to fork over millions of dollars in automation shouldn’t expect a rapid jump in productivity.
20 Dec 2016
The Port of New York and New Jersey’s share of the East Coast container market has slipped to less than one-third in recent years amid tough competition from other ports.
19 Dec 2016
A new near-dock rail facility at the Port of New York and New Jersey could shave half a day or a day off the time it takes to get a box onto a rail car, officials predicted Monday.
16 Dec 2016
The government of India has set the date by which all major, or public, ports should have in automated gate technologies.
15 Dec 2016
South Africa’s national ports authority, Transnet, said it will shortly release a multi-billion-rand tender for maritime construction works at the country’s primary container port.
12 Dec 2016
PierPass advisory committee will further investigate feasibility of a flat fee and a portwide peel-off program.
09 Dec 2016
Limited rollout at GCT Bayonne is first at US East Coast's largest port.
09 Dec 2016
Efficiency gains as a result of direct port delivery services and other measures are helping Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust slash on-terminal dwell times that have long been frustrating and costing shippers using India’s biggest container gateway.
The shipping industry finds itself in a catch-22, with lines forced to cut costs in a depressed market where shippers demand lower rates, as those cuts and rates threaten the productivity shippers and modern supply chains demand.
09 Dec 2016
Container lines and shippers can fix what some consider to be a broken industry if they concentrate more on accelerating the flow of data and cargo and less on freight rates and cost-cutting measures.
08 Dec 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust shippers are showing keener interest in direct port delivery services that greatly improve port productivity.

Commentary

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