Qingdao Port ranks 3rd in global container port performance index
The World Bank and IHS Markit recently released the Top 50 spots of the new global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI). Qingdao Port takes the 3rd place at the ranking only after Yokohama in Japan and King Abdullah Port in Saudi Arabia.
And Qingdao Port in the only one from the world elite 20 million TEUs club. The TEU throughput of Yokohama and King Abdullah Port in 2020 were 2.9 million TEUs and 2.05 TEUs respectively, while the TEU throughput of Qingdao Port topped 21 million TEUs in the year.
At present, Qingdao Port is continuously improving efficiency, leading the development of global automated terminals, and constructing the worlds first intelligent air-rail container collection and distribution system. At the same time, traditional container terminal equipment is continuously upgraded, traditional bridge crane semi-automatic transformation technology is continuously promoted and information technology and digital technology are widely adopted. Qingdao Port took the lead in the country and formed a new mode of “Smart Inspection Port” for the first time among all the ports in China.
Key port performance metrics such as minutes per container move show large discrepancies in global port efficiency. The Index is intended to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement that will benefit stakeholders from shipping lines to national governments to consumers. It is based entirely in IHS Markits Port Performance Program data.
The analysis is based on total port hours per ship call, defined as the elapsed time between when a ship reaches a port to its departure from the berth having completed its cargo exchange. Greater or lesser workloads are accounted for by examining the underlying data within ten different call size ranges. Five distinct ship size groups are accounted for in the methodology given the potential for greater fuel and emissions savings on larger vessels.