The deep-water container terminal Hutchison Ports Pakistan has set a new vessel handling record for the port of Karachi by handling 5,862 moves in 27 hours while servicing the 8,652-TEU Hyundai Brave.
During the vessel's stay, the terminal achieved a vessel operating rate (VOR) of 212.16 container moves per hour and a gross crane rate (GCR) of 35 moves per hour, reported Pakistan's Daily Times.
Hutchison Ports Pakistan is the country's most high-tech container port and the only terminal in Pakistan that is capable of berthing the world's largest vessels. At full build-out the terminal will have an annual container handling capacity of 3.2 million TEU.
"When we started operations in Pakistan, our goal was to achieve world class productivity and quality. In just under two years of operations we have not only successfully implemented global shipping standards in Pakistan we have continued to improve and further enhance our operations," said general manager captain Syed Rashid Jamil.
"Hutchison Ports Pakistan is one of South Asia's most advanced container terminals, running on a state-of-the art operating system and the latest container handling equipment. This, coupled with our very capable team gives us all the right tools to continue supporting the improvement of trade in Pakistan."