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Khalifa ranks fifth in EMEA productivity report

Abu Dhabi port's productivity continues to improve.
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 Abu Dhabi Terminals has revealed that its Khalifa Port Container Terminal has been ranked fifth in Journal of Commerce’s 2013 Europe Middle East and Africa Port Productivity list.

The Journal of Commerce, an independent research firm that focuses on global trade topics, measured the number of container moves per-vessel, per-hour at the world’s ports and marine terminals in 2013. As mega-container ships replace smaller vessels, port productivity, turnaround times and throughput time for containers are important metrics for carriers and trade customers in order to realise significant cost savings.

Martijn van de Linde, Chief Executive Officer, ADT, commented said the terminal operator is very proud to rank fifth in the EMEA Port Productivity list in our first year of operations.

‘’Khalifa Port Container Terminal has been constructed to achieve high productivity levels; this not only increases turnaround time for ships, but also benefits the supply chain and local trade as cargo moves faster through the port,” van de Linde said.

With depth reaching 17 meters, Khalifa Port Container Terminal is equipped with the latest technology and equipment in the industry making the terminal capable of servicing vessels as quickly and efficiently as possible in this era of mega-ships. The port currently operates nine super post panamax ship- to-shore cranes which can reach across 22 container stacks on a ship, and 42 automated stacking cranes and 28 straddle carriers.

Considerable productivity progress has also been made on the landside as truck turnaround time currently stands at 12 minutes which makes Khalifa Port Container Terminal the most efficient in the region. The port’s congestion free access and a robust network of road and future rail connectors add additional value to the trade and its service providers.

The Journal of Commerce Port Productivity rankings were determined by evaluating 483 ports and 771 terminals and analysing more than 150,000 port calls in 2013.

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