Capacity and performance are two related concepts and both are examined by Drewry in this market leading report.
A terminal’s performance is a key aspect of assessing how well they are run, which is especially important when you consider the infrastructure investment made. Through Drewry’s benchmarks and further analysis on actual performance, you quickly discover how a terminal is performing against specific criteria.
Also covered is a dedicated section on Terminal Automation. Besides identifying and describing existing and planned automation projects and technologies, the actual performance of automated terminals is ranked against industry norms.
As a starting point, to the analysis that follows, Drewry distinguishes between capacity and performance as they are distinct concepts that can easily be misused. From here you will understand the structure and methodology of the analysis.
Included in this chapter:
The length of the quay can be seen as the prime determinant of overall terminal capacity, whilst a number of components such as quay moves per hour, number of cranes, crane spacing also need to be factored in. Within this chapter you get:
As the primary machine used for ship-to-shore moves, its capacity is vital. So to understand this in details Drewry looks into what determines this capacity, namely availability, utilisation, moves per hour. Data included:
There are two measurements used for yard capacity, total number of teu slots in a yard & total number of teu that can be handled in a year. This capacity and performance levels are also then affect by factors such as equipment type, container dwell times and software systems.
The broad concept of automation covers both equipment and IT software. So to start the chapter Drewry discusses these aspects and moves onto existing and planned automation projects.