Hutchison Ports Pakistan sets fourth national vessel handling record

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Karachi: Hutchison Ports Pakistan, the country’s first deep-water container terminal, has broken Pakistan’s vessel handling record for the fourth time this year.

The terminal operator achieved the milestone, handling 2,683 moves in just over 13 hours on the 8,562-TEU vessel Hyundai Courage/ 064E. During the vessel’s stay, the terminal achieved a vessel operating rate of 203.4 container moves per hour and a gross crane rate of 32.3. During the call, a total of 3,501 TEUs were handled.

The terminal operator broke its own previous record of 1,953 moves in just 11 hours, achieved on the 8,562-TEU vessel Hyundai Global / 063E. In the less than six months, since starting test operations on 9 December 2016, Hutchison Ports Pakistan has broken the productivity record four times, says a release.

“In terms of our efficiency and productivity, we are now operating as well as any terminal operator around the world does,” said CEO Captain Rashid Jamil. “That was the objective we set ourselves before commencing operations. We wanted to implement global shipping standards in Pakistan, and eventually exceed them, so that the true trade potential of this country could be unearthed. This is only the start of things and we hope to continue playing our role for the flourishment of trade in Pakistan.”

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