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Aqaba's August box volume soars 20pc to 89,225 TEU

JORDAN's Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) achieved a throughput of 89,225 TEU in August, a 20 per cent increase from 2019, reports Dubai's Transport & Logistics Middle East

07 October 2020 - 19:00
JORDAN's Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) achieved a throughput of 89,225 TEU in August, a 20 per cent increase from 2019, reports Dubai's Transport & Logistics Middle East.

The terminal has also purchased two new reach stackers and two empty handlers to replace outdated and overused equipment, said the report.



Efficiency is the foundation for ACT's business model, and despite Covid wreaking havoc on the economy, ACT continued its upward trend.



Throughout 2020, ACT has seen a six per cent increase in productivity with a total throughput of 560,540 TEU, compared to 527,174 TEU in 2019. They also saw a total of 210,667 trucks gated out, compared to 202,647 in 2019.



'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,' said ACT chief executive Steven Yoogalingam.



Regardless of the issues faced from the pandemic, ACT has remained dedicated to its role as the primary gateway to the Levant and beyond.



ACT also extended its full container storage free-time grace period from six to 14 days. They also worked to safeguard general health and safety.


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