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Chinese Ports Lead the World in Berth Productivity, JOC Group Inc. Data Shows

Published: 01 Jul 2014 19:34:18 PST

Chinese container ports are the world’s most productive, according to the 2013 JOC Port Productivity Data rankings released today. Last year’s top three ports globally, in terms of berth productivity, were Tianjin, Qingdao and Ningbo. The top three terminals were APM Terminals Yokohama and Tianjin Xingang Sinor, which tied for the No. 1 ranking, and Ningbo Beilun Second Terminal.

In the top port position, China’s Tianjin averaged 130 moves per hour last year. Among terminals, APMT Yokohama and Tianjin Xingang Sinor averaged 163 total moves per hour, according to the 2013 data, which measures gross berth productivity defined as the average number of crane moves per hour, per ship between the vessel’s arrival and departure at the berth. Further rankings and analysis are available in this white paper: Register Online.

Port Productivity

JOC Port Productivity Data is the first global database to measure the performance of ports and terminals on a like-for-like basis. The data is provided by container lines representing more than 75 percent of global deployed capacity, according to Alphaliner data. Due to additional data and improvements in data processing, there are more than 150,000 port calls in the database for 2013, up from 87,000 in 2012. For more information on accessing the full global data set, visit:

Today, JOC Group Inc. also announced the launch of the Port Productivity Subscription Report, a customized, twice-yearly report prepared for ports and terminals and produced in cooperation with London-based port experts Ocean Shipping Consultants. Drawing from the JOC Port Productivity Data and the expertise of Ocean Shipping Consultants in the container port sector, the report will provide ports and terminals with a detailed assessment of their competitive position in their local and regional market. For more information on subscribing to the report, visit:

JOC Group Inc. will produce two conferences this year focused on port productivity and specifically the growing challenges posed by mega-container ships. Those events are the JOC Port Productivity Conference Europe, to be held in London on November 19-20 and the JOC Port Productivity Conference North America, to be held in Newark, New Jersey, on December 9-10. For further information on attending or sponsoring these events, visit

Posted by PIERS Jun 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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