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Asia dominates container terminal productivity rankings

APM Terminals Yokohama has topped JOC's productivity table with 163 container moves per vessel hour (MPH), sharing the top spot with Tianjin Xingang Sinor Terminal.

The study of over 150,000 port calls during 2013 across 443 ports and 771 terminals also awarded APM Terminal Port Elizabeth and APM Terminals Los Angeles gold and silver in the Americas, achieving 104 MPH and 96 MPH respectively.

Yokohama topped the global rankings in 2012, and has since managed an 8.7% productivity increase from its 2012 result of 150MPH.

"We're very proud of the team effort which produced these results for our customers," said Jeff De Best, APM Terminals coo.

"Our approach is very simple: constant dialogue with our customers, intense pre-planning and then process discipline when the vessel is alongside. The goal is to make an APM Terminals port call like a Formula 1 pit stop. A well-planned, precisely executed event."

Of the top 11 global results, five were terminals in which APM Terminals has interests, with Tianjin Port Eurasia International Container Terminal in third place with 139 MPH, Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal and Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal tied for fourth with 132 MPH, and Tianjin Port Alliance International Container Terminal in seventh with 126 MPH.

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