Vietnam’s Cai Mep International Terminal achieves new container productivity standard
The state-of-the-art Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, handled its first vessel only 14 months ago, and in that time has had 151 shipping vessels call on the terminal. During this time period, CMIT has handled more than 351,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).
But on May 22 of this year, CMIT reached a new plateau when it handled the Mette Maersk vessel. While handling the Danish vessel, CMIT moved 2,100 containers during the vessel’s 11.5-hour port stay- amounting to a gross crane productivity of 43 container moves per hour, and berth productivity of 183 moves per hour.
Steen Davidsen, CMIT’s General Director, said, “This is certainly the first time CMIT has crossed the important benchmark of 40 crane moves per hour, and we believe we are the first container terminal in Vietnam to have done so. We also believe our berth productivity of 183 moves per hour using just 5 Ship-To-Shore cranes sets a new benchmark for Vietnam.”
Peter Smidt-Nielsen, General Director of Maersk Line, Vietnam, added, “Achieving the levels of productivity being delivered to Maersk Line by CMIT is quite remarkable – and particularly so for a terminal that has been operational for just fourteen months. We are delighted and offer our warmest congratulations to the operational team at CMIT.”