The terminal which is operated by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) performed well in ship working hours (SWH) and gross crane moves per hour (GCH), two of the main criteria by which container handling productivity is measured.
In April and May 2011, the terminal achieved an SWH of 52 and 55 respectively against a target of 46 SWH. During the same period, the terminal reached a GCH of 28 and 29 respectively against a revised target of 26 GCH. The truck turnaround time (TTT) of 28 minutes in April and 33 in May against a new target of 35 minutes again pointed to improved efficiencies at the terminal.
Velile Dube, terminal executive for Western Cape terminals and acting COO for all container terminals, said construction work at the Cape Town Container Terminal necessitated certain targets such as TTT being revised to make allowance for disruption in normal activities.