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What are the most efficient container ports globally?

Container Port Performance (CPPI) is based on the total port hours per ship call which is dominated by East Asian ports. Asian container ports is the most efficient during a prolonged surge of export that has help Western economies and challenged their own ports which is according to the index launched by the World Bank and IHS Markit. The index was introduced during the time when ports in several world regions are suffering from high levels of congestion, adding inflationary pressures amid a global economic recovery.

“Inefficient port operations have a very direct impact on supplies across the country and their populations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw port delays causing shortages of essential goods and higher prices,” said Turloch Mooney, an Associate Director with the maritime and trade division of IHS Markit, the parent company of JOC.com.

In the long term, these congested ports can slow economic growth, producing higher costs for importers exporters and putting downward pressure on employment, Mooney said.

Global port performance has major gaps according to the index. Loading or unloading containers during a standard port call at Yokohama takes 1.1 minutes, while it takes 3.6 minutes in average African port.

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To develop a successful export growth strategies, lead transport economist, global lead for transport connectivity and regional integration at the World Bank is what the index do said by Marin Humphreys.

“Efficient ports also ensure business continuity and improve the resilience of the maritime gateways as crucial nodes in the global logistical system,” Humphreys said.

Taking data with 10 different call size ranges was accounted in CPPI index if it’s for greater or less workload. Due to the greater economies of scale in fuel and emissions savings that a larger vessels can deliver, there is a methodology with the five distinct ship size group.

“Despite the centrality of the port to global value chains, one of the major challenges to stimulating improvement has been the lack of a reliable, consistent, and comparable basis on which to compare operational performance across different ports,” the joint World Bank-IHS Markit team that developed the index wrote in a technical report that accompanied its publication.

Collecting data for ports performance was mostly done by some major ports, it has never been important or required to collect data among ports, or develop the standard for quality, consistency, availability, and measures to compare, which is according to the technical port. With CPPI index the development of the industry to work toward systemwide improvements has helped the industry to see the important of collecting port performance data.

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