Westports sets world record for container productivity

Updated: Friday June 20, 2014 MYT 5:35:57 PM

Westports sets world record for container productivity

KUALA LUMPUR: Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd container operations team has scored another first when set a new world record for container terminal productivity, notching an impressive 793 moves in one hour.

This feat was achieved over the China Shipping container vessel, CSCL Le Havre (9572 TEU vessel), which operated on the AEX7 East service in the network linking Asia and Europe. 

“The management team ensured meticulous planning went into the preparation to achieve this remarkable feat looking into all areas of concern.

“Though equipment reliability was vital, it was the effort of a fully committed and motivated workforce together with its vendor partners which were the driving force towards this achievement,” said the company in a statement on Friday.

Westports said the record was achieved on June 12, 2014, using nine twin-lift cranes between 9am and 10am.

The vessel arrived at 6 am on June 12 and departed at 12.30pm on June 13.

With the latest achievement, Westports stands among the top five ports in the world in terms of container terminal productivity.

The current terminal productivity average stood at 35 gross moves per hour.

Westports has 47 quay cranes and has placed an order for another five which would be delivered within the next quarter.

These new cranes would be able to cater for the next generation of container vessels of 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units and above.


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