Container throughput

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A container throughput is a measure, in TEU, of container handling activity. Generally used to express the activity level of a port or container yard. Container throughput does not differentiate between the different kind of container handlings (inbound, outbound, transshipments, empty or full containers), it is simply a measure of the number of containers moved, passing, through the port regardless of their type or direction.

An example of container throughput - our port has a container throughput of 25,000 TEU. Made up of 8000 inbound full TEUs, 2000 inbound empty ones, 10000 outbound TEUs and 5000 transshipped TEUs - hence a total activity of 25000 TEUs in container throughput
Example of a port’s container throughput

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