Port of Mombasa has registered a new
record performance in container operations following the
discharge of 3872 TEUS in less than eight hours.
was set by Container vessel MV Livorno at berth no. 17
on Sunday during the second shift by registering 1204
gross moves exceeding the previous record of 1117 gross
moves registered by MV Ever Dynamic.
registered an average of 140 gross moves per hour to
beat MV Ever Dynamic’s recent 129 gross moves per hour
and MV Kota Lambai’s record of 82 gross moves per hour.
flagged vessel has a length overall of 261 m, a breadth
of 32m, deadweight of 50689 tonnes, gross tonnage of
39906 and a draught of 10m.
Container Operations Edward Opiyo has attributed the
improved performance to well coordinated operations and
credited the success to adequate utilization of
resources which included the use of 16 Terminal
Tractors, three Ship to Shore gantry cranes and
dedicated yard equipment.
further said that Yard fluidity has contributed to the
record breaking saying such feats could be surpassed if
the right measures are in place for the workers.
that three gangs comprising of four people were also
“This is the
record that has surpassed all the records in the history
of the Port of Mombasa.
sling commenced at 1540 hours and by 2300 hours she had
done 1204 TEUs.
The team is
motivated and that is why we are now able to maintain
the window of each vessel,” said Opiyo.
that currently every vessel at the Port finishes at an
average of 40 gross moves per hour.