Khalifa Port sets productivity record on CMA CGM call
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), set a new productivity record by handling 2,615 moves in just under 13 hours on the 9,365-teu CMA CGM Thames.
The French container ship called at Khalifa Port on Tuesday and during her port stay, an operational productivity metric and record of 206 Berth Moves per Hour (BMPH) at an average of 46.38 Gross Moves per Hour (GMPH) was achieved.
This is the first time ADT has crossed the important benchmark of 200 berth moves per hour; achieving and maintaining these high levels of productivity is one of the key value drivers for both the shipping lines and port operator in order to maximise efficiencies and increase terminal throughput and capacity.
“This productivity record is the result of excellent collaboration and planning by both CMA CGM and ADT operational teams,” said Simon Brebner, chief commercial officer at ADT. “KPCT ranks among the top five in Europe, Middle East and Africa with regards to port productivity and this record expresses continued confidence in ADT’s ability to perform and maximise value for our customers.”
Claude Lebel, senior vice president at CMA CGM’s Gulf regional office in Dubai said that the new record at Khalifa Port was a good sign for future cooperation between CMA CGM and ADT.
‘’Fast turnaround is essential for our ships and Abu Dhabi Khalifa Port has set their new record moving 206 units per hour allowing our vessel to be completed in 13 hours,” he said. “This is our third call for this new service and a good cooperation with ADT can only improve the service we render our customers.”
The productivity record comes amid strong growth at KPCT. The total number of TEUs handled by ADT during the first 6 months of 2015 increased by 36% compared to same period in 2014.