Top-KPI-Report-Cover-2011-2012-Ports-page-001June 18, 2013, Melbourne, Australia – The KPI Institute, the global authority on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) research and education announces the launch of a new report in its 2011-2012 edition of its popular Top 25 series of reports. The series is based on research conducted through, which contains over 20,000 Key Performance Indicator examples, making it the world’s largest source of thoroughly documented KPIs.

Ports include all facilities and infrastructure necessary for the efficient and effective handling of passengers and cargo. KPIs focus on accommodation and transboarding of passengers, as well as cargo handling capacity. Indicators also cover cargo handling equipment efficiency and availability, freight access in port from land and container storage capabilities, vessels docking capacity and additional port infrastructure parameters.

The “Top 25 Ports KPIs of 2011-2012” report provides insights in the state of Ports KPIs performance measurement today by listing and analyzing the most visited KPIs in this category on in 2011-2012. In addition to KPI names, the report contains a detailed description of each KPI, as documented in smartKPIs Premium.          

Ports KPIs are reflective of Ports areas of interest, and are grouped into subcategories, such as Port Transit, Cargo Processing, Berth Efficiency, Containers, Port Administration and Port Incidents. Among these, Port Transit and Cargo Processing were the most popular in 2011-2012. One of the most important benefits that this report brings is the international perspective on the most popular KPIs for Ports Management. Ports KPIs provide quantifiable measurements of factors determined to be important for the successful implementation of Ports strategies. The skill in applying KPIs is in the selection of the optimum number and appropriateness of KPIs. The top 5 Ports KPIs in this report are:

  1. % Berth occupancy rate
  2. # Container dwell time
  3. # Container vessel pre-berth time
  4. # Truck turnaround time gate to gate
  5. $ Port handling cost per TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit)

By discussing the use of KPIs today, presenting the best practice in documenting them and listing the most popular KPIs of 2011, the Top 25 Ports KPIs of 2011-2012 report is a valuable resource in promoting the informed use of KPIs or refreshing the existing performance measurement and management practice in any organization.

According to Aurel Brudan, The KPI Institute’s CEO “The Top 25 Ports KPIs of 2011-2012 report is a synthesis of what is all about: it provides an overview of how Ports KPIs are used in practice today, by combining input from the online community with analysis and insights from our research team.”

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The KPI Institute is a research, publishing and educational provider specialized in developing better practice in the use of KPIs. It developed the KPI Management Framework and runs five main research programs, dedicated to performance management, the Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, analytics and organizational strategy. Over the last 8 years, The Institute assisted over 5,000 organizations in finding solutions to their KPI needs.

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