APM Terminals Pipavav handles over 200 PMPH on single vessel
Pipavav Port joins elite 200 port moves per hour (PMPH) club, a significant achievement in the port’s history
APM Terminals Pipavav achieved over 200 port moves per hour (PMPH) on a single vessel for the first time in the history of the port operations.
The port carried out 880 moves, achieving a PMPH rate of 215.51 on MOL Endowment on August 17, 2023, says an official release.
"This accomplishment also encompassed 52.59 crane moves per hour (CMPH) and saving 23 minutes of vessel idle time (VIT), leading to the savings of 9.09 port hours compared to its baseline. This resulted in improving the vessel turnaround time by 69 percent over the previous call, demonstrating APM Terminals Pipavav's unmatched efficiency in managing vessel operations."
Girish Aggarwal, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav says: "We owe this remarkable accomplishment to our employees for their collaboration, dedication and commitment to achieve this ambitious feat. A special acknowledgment goes to our marine, operation, asset management, and other cross-functional teams, whose combined efforts have played a pivotal role in making this achievement possible. We are committed to provide value to our customers through infrastructural capabilities and exceptional services. We are all geared up to push our boundaries to make our port safer, better, bigger.”
The current annual cargo handling capacity of APM Terminals Pipavav includes 1.35 million TEU containers, 250,000 passenger cars, two million tonnes of liquid bulk and four million tonnes of dry bulk.