Visakha Container Terminal (VCT) has set a new ship productivity record of 110 moves per hour while handling the CHX service vessel Mexico, completing a total of 2113 moves in just 19.4 hours on April 8 with average gross crane productivity of 28.8 moves per hour.
The latest achievement of 110 moves per hour exceeded the terminal’s earlier productivity record, achieved in December 2019, of 108 moves per hour. These achievements underscore the commitment of VCT to provide consistent and reliable best-in-class services to the shipping lines.
With the enhanced operational efficiency at the terminal, VCT is facilitating faster ship movements, thereby reducing the cost of logistics and improving the effectiveness of the supply chain for the EXIM trade. VCT’s strategic location, hinterland connectivity and on-dock rail facilities are attractive to shipping lines globally.
Extending the rebates for vessel-related charges, VPT’s accommodation of container vessels of 390 metre LOA and developing an empty container yard are some of the recent initiatives taken to facilitate the trade. With an additional 395-metre-long quay getting ready for operation during the third quarter of the year, terminal capacity will increase to 1.3 million TEUs annually by the end of 2021.
Sea News, April 16