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Aqaba Container Terminal Achieves Record-Breaking Throughput Handling in August and Moves Forward with Further Investment

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Aqaba Container Terminal Achieves Record-Breaking Throughput Handling in August and Moves Forward with Further Investment

 As a result of its continuous investment in port efficiency, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the preferred gateway for the Levant region and beyond, has achieved 89225TEU in August, which is considered the highest total throughput handled in the last five years and marks a 20% increase in total throughput for the same period last year which was 74073.

This was achieved as a result of coordination and cooperation within the supply chain and the hard work of our employees and commitment to productivity and best practices.

Operational efficiency is at the core of ACT’s business model and despite facing the extenuating circumstances of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, ACT continued its upward trend of improved efficiency. Over the course of 2020 alone ACT has had a 6% increase in productivity with a total throughput of 560540, compared to 527174 in the previous year, and a total of 210667 trucks gated out, compared to 202647 in 2019.

Speaking on the latest achievements, ACT CEO, Steven Yoogalingam stated, “We are committed to Jordan and bolstering its economy by continually enhancing our capabilities, adapting the best international practices and investing across all port operations. We aim to ensure ACT maintains its status as the pivotal gateway to Jordan and beyond while serving our national economy with the utmost dedication to international standards.

Though the Terminal faced numerous difficulties throughout the Coronavirus period, ACT has remained dedicated to its role as the primary gateway to the Levant and beyond and ensured the region’s access to essential supplies while prioritizing client support and satisfaction. To that end, ACT extended the full container storage free-time grace period from 6 to 14 days, giving clients ample time to clear the containers. The Terminal also worked to safeguard general health and safety through the implementation of automated data processing which ensured that no paperwork was exchanged between customers and employees.

In line with its dedication to continually develop the Terminal, and as part of its strategic investment plan to replace outdated or overused equipment with more advanced machinery, the Terminal announced its purchase of new two reach stakers and two empty handlers, which were made by one of the world’s most reputable port equipment manufacturers, according to customized specifications for the terminal.