Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) carried out a throughput of 89,225 teu in August. The company says this turned into its maximum monthly discern inside the closing five years and represents a 20% growth in comparison with August 2019.
ACT believes that operational performance gains have helped it to consolidate its role as a main gateway for the Levant location. The organization claims a 6% growth in productivity over the primary eight moths of the 12 months contributed to overall throughput rising to 560, 540 teu compared to 527,174 teu in the same duration of the preceding year.
ACT CEO, Steven Yoogalingam, said, “We are devoted to Jordan and bolstering its economy via constantly improving our competencies, adapting the first-rate worldwide practices and investing throughout all port operations. We aim to ensure ACT keeps its popularity as the pivotal gateway to Jordan and beyond, at the same time as serving our country wide financial system with the maximum determination to global standards.”
To deal with challenges confronted by way of the exchange due to coronavirus, ACT has extended the whole container storage loose-time grace length from 6 to 14 days, giving clients greater time to clean their boxes. The terminal has also worked to protect popular health and safety thru the implementation of computerized information processing, which ensures that no paperwork is exchanged between clients and employees.
Investment in the terminal has endured despite the pandemic. Recently ACT announced its purchase of two new reach stackers and two empty handlers, with specifications customised to fulfill the particular necessities of the terminal.