Khorfakkan Container Terminal exceeds 4,000 moves in 12-hour shift

The Khorfakkan Container Terminal. (Supplied)

Gulftainer, a privately owned, independent terminal operating and logistics company, has achieved yet another milestone, as its Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) completed 4,073 container moves in a single 12-hour shift.

The full operation consisted of an 8,288 container / 13,005 TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent unit) exchange, inclusive of 10-high deck stowage, on the call of the CMA-CGM Georg Forster, one of the French shipping line’s 18,000 TEU capacity vessels.

The terminal staff completed the operation in only 36.4 hours, resulting in Gross Moves Per Hour (GMPH) of 227.7 and Berth Moves per Hour (BMPH) of 223.4, allowing the vessel to sail ahead of its pro-forma schedule with a grand total of 15,765 TEUs on board, bound for its next port of call of Yantian, China.

Daniel Wright, Gulftainer’s Terminal Manager at KCT said: “KCT is renowned for its high productivity levels, and has demonstrated its ability to handle mega-vessels. This new milestone further establishes its credentials as mega-ship ready, and underlines the skills of the staff at the terminal who are ready to complete such a large call in record time.”

Nicolas Sartini, Group Senior Vice President of CMA-CGM Marseille, said: “We are always impressed how KCT is able to constantly improve its productivity. This further validates our choice to select Khorfakkan as our main hub for cargo moving to the Middle East from Europe and Asia.”