Productivity Benchmarking

On 19 April 2012, Keith Mitchell; Manager, Strategic Operations at Port Authority of Jamaica, asked the following question:

Productivity (moves/hour) is used internationally to benchmark and contrast container terminal performances. Is this a fair comparison considering the varying factors affecting this output?

A précis summary of action points, suggested by contributors to the Linkedin “Container Terminals, Theories, Practicies, Problems” blog in response to the above question is shown in link below with some additional points added in red.
19 April 2012 Keith Mitchell – Productivity Benchmarking