Another operational achievement for ADT as the terminal operator surpassed its previous record for berth productivity. A new berth productivity milestone was accomplished on 25 May 2016 on Hapag Lloyd’s vessel “Northern Jupiter”.
The team achieved an overall berth productivity of 206.7 GMPH and a commendable overall crane productivity of almost 40 moves / hour. Six cranes were deployed on the vessel. The team also set a new ADT record with 2,667 moves in a single shift. ADT’s previous record was achieved on 21 July 2015 on the 9,365 TEU CMA CGM Thames. At that time the team handled 2,615 moves in just under 13 hours achieving a BMPH of 195.1 and GMPH of 46.38.
Improved berth productivity delivers substantial benefits for shipping lines as every hour less spent at the berth saves port fuel and speeds up the next leg. For terminal operators, berth productivity achievements assists in reducing congestion and creates additional capacity, ultimately yielding in higher volumes.
As the first semi-automated terminal in the Middle East, ADT's investments in innovative supply chain solutions and equipment ensures that the terminal operator stays ahead of the game when it comes to providing the facilities and resources necessary to turn even the biggest container ships around in the quickest possible time. It is also testimony to the skill and experience of ADT's workforce that the vessels are completed on or ahead of planned schedule.