Whilst working the Gjertrud Maersk on November 30, November, CMIT achieved a new berth productivity record of 124.95 berth moves/hour whilst using just four ship-to-shore quay cranes. Average gross productivity for the vessel exceeded 36 moves/crane hour across the four cranes.
“Whilst we are aware of vessels achieving berth productivity slightly higher than this within the Cai Mep – Thi Vai port complex, this has been achieved whilst deploying five or more quay cranes” commented Finn G. Mogensen, head of Operations at CMIT. “We believe this is a new record for a four crane operation, and we oexpect to deliver a further quantum leap in berth productivity for our customers in 2012 with the delivery of a fifth quay crane in January,” he added.
CMIT handled its first vessel, CMA CGM Columba onh March 30, 2011 whilst still in the midst of construction, and since that time has welcomed 105 vessel calls and handled over 155,000 teu of export and import containers to and from Vietnam’s major trading partners in Europe, North America and Asia.