Annual study again puts APM Terminals at top of global rankings

Three ULCS at APM Terminals Los Angeles’ Pier 400

APM Terminals Yokohama has retained its global productivity top spot with 186 crane moves per hour (MPH) with a vessel alongside, while, in total, 12 port facilities in the Global Terminal Network are named to global productivity leadership rankings, including top performing container terminals in Europe and North America in 2014.

Of the dozen facilities which scored positions within the JOC Group’s 2014 annual global port and terminal productivity rankings, nine are included among the world’s 25 most productive terminals (they are either operated by APM Terminals, or in which APM Terminals holds a significant financial interest).  The other three members of the APM Terminals portfolio are listed as among regional top performers.

“Productivity will become the crucial determining factor in port call selection, as larger vessels and shipping alliances increase port call container volume concentrations, and we are proud of the efforts of our staff and our partners, in meeting this challenge so convincingly this past year,” said APM Terminals’ Chief Operating Officer, Jeff De Best.

Six of the terminals listed in the top 25, in which APM Terminals is an investor or joint venture partner, are located at Chinese ports: Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal and Tianjin Port Alliance International Container Terminal tied for third place. with 136 MPH.

APM Terminals Rotterdam tied for first place among European terminal operations with 101 MPH, a performance which also merited a three-way tie for 16th place among the global terminal productivity leaders.

APM Terminals Los Angeles was the highest ranking port for productivity in North America, with 92 MPH.  Within the JOC Group’s Europe, Middle East and Africa grouping, the Port of Salalah, Oman; and NTB North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven, in both of which APM Terminals is a shareholder, tied for fifth place with 96 MPH.

In productivity while working vessels of over 8,000 TEU capacity, Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCT) tied for first place globally, with 157 MPH.

All JOC study rankings were calculated from a database with a minimum of 100 vessel call records generated in 2014.