King Abdullah Port tops world’s most efficient container ports list

2 Saudi ports rise up in rank
King Abdullah Port tops world’s most efficient container ports list
King Abdullah Port, Saudi.

Saudi’s King Abdullah Port has ranked first among the most efficient container ports in the world on the 2021 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) report developed by The World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence.  

The port made an impressive global feat when it rose from second place in 2020 to first place last year, with the highest point total among 443 ports, based on various administrative and statistical criteria that track port performance. 

Saudi’s Jeddah Islamic Port also featured strongly in eighth place overall and King Abdulaziz Port placed in 14th. 

“CPPI is a comparable index of global container port performance intended to serve as a reference point for key stakeholders in the global economy. The ranking is based on time vessels needed to spend in port to complete workloads over the course of 2021, a year that saw unprecedented port congestion and disruption to global supply chains,” according to the World Bank.

“Key port performance metrics show large discrepancies in global port efficiency in 2021, with top performers such as King Abdullah Port achieving an average of 97 container moves per hour of vessel port time compared with just 26 container moves per hour at the main ports on North America’s West Coast,” the World Bank said in a press release.