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Asian container terminals have highest productivity: Drewry

Asian container terminals have highest productivity: Drewry

London: A report from research firm Drewry says that container terminals in Asia and the Middle East tend to achieve more intensive use of their resources, including berths, cranes and land, than European or North American terminals.
The report enetitled "Container Terminal Capacity and Performance Benchmarks" says that the adoption of automation in the industry has slow with no more than 15 worldwide described as automated, and even then there is a distinction between fully automated. The report is based on a sample of approximately 500 terminals worldwide handling at least 100,000 teu annually and equipped with gantry cranes. [02/12/10]

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