New Productivity Record at Khalifa Port

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 29, 2015

Khalifa Port Container Terminal. Photo by Abu Dhabi Terminals

Khalifa Port Container Terminal. Photo by Abu Dhabi Terminals

 Khalifa Port Container Terminal, KPCT, set a new productivity record by handling 2615 moves in just under 13 hours on the 9,365 TEU CMA CGM Thames which called into Khalifa Port on Tuesday 21st July.

 
This is the first time Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) manager and operator of Khalifa Port  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. 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 maximize value for our customers," said Simon Brebner, Chief Commercial Officer at ADT. 
 
The port is not just a container hub, but is also open to business in the iron ore and petro-chemical markets. EMC made its investment in the port after seeing its potential for trade. The port’s IT infrastructure plays a key part in its operations.
 
Saif Al Ketbi, Vice President of Information Technology at  Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port IT Services, said: “All operations depend on the IT systems, so if you have a minute or a second down-time at Khalifa Port, you will have at least 2,000 containers stop on the gate, therefore it is important that we have no down time at all.”
 
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