Khalifa Port sets new productivity record on CMACGM THAMES

Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of 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 . An operational productivity metric and record of 206 Berth Moves per Hour (BMPH) at an average of 46.38 Gross Moves per Hour (GMPH)

  
Khalifa Port sets new productivity record on CMACGM THAMES
28 July 2015
Abu Dhabi Terminals achieved berth productivity of 206 moves per hour
Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of 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 . 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 during her port stay. 

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 maximize 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. 

Claude Lebel, Senior Vice President at CMA CGM Gulf  Regional Office in Dubai commented: ''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. 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 is evident from the volumes that are increasing year-on-year 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.

As a terminal operator that places safety and operational efficiency as its priority, ADT continuously invests in state-of-the-art IT systems and port-centric logistics solutions. By mid-2016 ADT will enhance its terminal handling capabilities to 2.5 million TEUs by adding three new Super Post Panamax cranes.

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About Abu Dhabi Terminals
Abu Dhabi Terminals' (ADT) core business is to manage and operate Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) for which it secured the exclusive rights in 2012 by signing a 30-year concession.

With its state-of-the art infrastructure, outstanding productivity levels and innovative approach, KPCT is the region's first semi-automated port and one of the most technologically advanced and fastest growing container terminals in the world.

Since the official inauguration on 12/12/12, KPCT has grown to support the local market with around 20 weekly container line services to more than 50 international destinations, offering the ideal hub location for connecting local trade with a wide global logistics network.

ADT's diversification of supply chain services offers a full suite of logistics solutions to benefit trade partners and shipping lines. The port operator, which is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, Mubadala and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, garnered a number of achievements in 2014 and its more than 20% year-on-year growth over the past five years can be attributed to its professional team and the strong relationships with the shipping industry and trade community.

For further information, please contact:
Annemarie Franssen, Communications Manager, Abu Dhabi Terminals
Tel.  +971 2 4925022, annemarie.franssen@adterminals.ae

© Press Release 2015

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