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Visakha container terminal sets productivity record
Mr.G.Chandrasekar Jun 17 2022 Container Terminal News

Visakha container terminal sets productivity record

Visakha container terminal has achieved a record of sorts in ship and crane productivity which has helped a better turn over the ship by reducing the time need for loading and unloading operations


VCT handled the m.v. Celsius Nairobi of CHX service at T2.


 This weekly service was operated by Maersk Line with 2,204 containers (2,446 TEUs) handled. The terminal achieved a crane productivity of 35.3 gross moves per hour (GMPH) and highest ship productivity of 122 moves per hour on May fourth.


The previous highest ship productivity was achieved on April 20, 2022, which was also m.v. Celsius Nairobi of CHX service at T2, with 2,464 containers (2,878 TEUs) handled/38.65 GMPH/ship productivity of 112 moves per hour. 


With world class infrastructure and strong determination to provide the best services to the shipping fraternity, Visakha Container Terminal (VCT) has once again achieved another milestone. 


The expanded terminal can now provide berths for more vessels and upon arrival as well.

The terminal, with additional infrastructure and capacities, is ready for operation to serve the trade, enabling berthing on arrival and has also created room for new services to call VCT.


With enhanced operational efficiency due to the commissioning of the new terminal (T2), VCT will be able to facilitate faster movement of shipments, thereby reducing the cost of logistics and improving effectiveness of the supply chain for the ex-im trade, the communique added.