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Karachi, January 20, 2017 – Hutchison Ports Pakistan, the country’s first deep-water container terminal, started test operations on 9th December 2016.
In less than two months, Hutchison Ports Pakistan set a new productivity record for Karachi with the handling of 1,666 moves in just under 17 hours on the 6,200 TEU vessel MSC Lucy which called at the terminal on 17 January 2017. During her stay at the brand new facility, the Terminal achieved a Vessel Operating Rate (VOR) of 129 container moves per hour, a Berth Productivity Rate (BPR) of 102 container moves per hour and a Gross Crane Rate (GCR) of 27.8 container moves per hour. During the call, a total of 2,634 TEUs were handled.
The previous highest recorded VOR of 121 container moves per hour in Karachi was set by Hutchison Ports KICT in 2013.