November 5, 2021
Yesterday morning, Aden Container Terminal and its staff received a letter of thanks from MSC International Shipping Line, expressing their thanks for the efforts of the terminal and its employees. This message came in appreciation of the efforts made by the terminal's shift teams around the clock and their good performance in speeding container handling and reducing the time for ships to stay in the terminal's berth. The following is the text of the message: Dear Aden Container Terminal and its affiliates, you started work on the MSC TRADER II at 11:15 am on Sunday, October 31, 2021, and finished work on it the next morning at 09:10 am. This means that 1,132 containers were handled in just 22 hours. It is a remarkable performance by the terminal teams, as it was found that the container handling rate reached more than 50 containers (Vessel Rate 51.44) per hour for production operations. We have closely monitored and noticed that vessel productivity has increased over the past months despite there being a slight increase in cargo volumes compared to the same period last year. Accordingly, the time taken for the ship is reduced, allowing ships to make more trips to Aden. Please continue to maintain the same momentum. Our sincere appreciation to all the staff at Aden Container Terminal and thanks for this collective achievement. This year has witnessed a remarkable improvement in the level of container handling and a reduction in the time period for ships to stay in the terminal's berth. It is expected that the terminal will witness an increase in the number of handled containers as well as the number of ships during the next year, as the shipping lines sensed an improvement in production and service operations.