HAMBURG AUGUST 2009
CTQS CERTIFICATE CONFIRMS ALTENWERDER AS "EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE"
The Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) operated by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) again scored top marks this year during the efficiency test comprising part of the international certification to “Container Terminal Quality Indicator” (CTQI) standards.
Developed by Germanischer Lloyd, the Global Institute of Logistics and further experts in the international container port logistics industry, the CTQI is a benchmark for assessing the effectiveness of port operations around the world. The certificate, which has now been awarded to the CTA for the second time in succession, is valid for one year.
According to Bernhard Ständer, Managing Director Germanischer Lloyd Certification GmbH (GLC), in the course of the latest certification by Germanischer Lloyd, HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) proved itself "an extremely effective terminal that attained all benchmarks with ease." CTA was already receiving the certificate confirming the "Container Terminal Quality Indicator" (CTQI) standard for the second time. This standard was developed in 2008 by the Global Institute of Logistics (GIL), Germanischer Lloyd and other experts in international container port logistics.
"Our certification system scrutinizes 80 different indicators and is designed to make the level of performance and quality standards of container terminals measurable and transparent. The constantly increasing size of containerships makes the issue of the speed, safety and cost efficiency of handling more acute than ever"
BERNHARD STAENDER GERMANISCHER LLOYD
CTQI certification for the CTQI standard calls for the introduction of a management system along with indicators for the evaluation of a terminal’s efficiency. Such criteria as crane equipment and its effectiveness, as well as the efficiency of loading and unloading of container block trains, trucks and inland waterway craft, are put to the test. Efficient links with the hinterland as well as to the canal and river system are also assessed. The certificate is valid for one year.
For Klaus Peter Barth, Managing Director, NYK Line (Deutschland), CTA has developed into "one of the most productive terminals worldwide. That makes the short lay times possible that are of such special importance for us as shipowners." This statement was underlined by the record handling performance achieved just before that at CTA. In discharging and loading the ‘NYK Orion’, an average handling performance of 165.2 movements per hour was achieved, marking a distinct advance on the former record of 153.9 movements.
"Primarily by comparison with the previous year, specific indicators show what can still be improved at the terminal. Further progress is definitely still feasible!"
OLIVER DUX, CTA MANAGING DIRECTOR
NOTES TO EDITORS
ABOUT GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS
The Global Institute of Logistics (GIL) was established in 2003 under the Chairmanship of renowned US logistician and author Robert V. Delaney in response to the logistics industry’s call for “joined up thinking” amongst stakeholders in the global supply chain. GIL looks to resolve the challenges facing the global logistics chain of managing single transport modes, modal systems and targets which are set on stand-alone operations to create a seamless global logistics system.
A Think Tank, GIL brings together thought-leaders and thought-followers as part of a global knowledge network committed to building up the information base, best practices and standards. This, in turn, creates a platform through which knowledge is shared, best practice is adopted and trade developed. Today the Institute is a community of organizations and professionals from across the world that share a commitment to collaborating on global logistics solutions.
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