Fully and Semi Automated Container Terminals, Total Hectares, 2022

Fully and Semi Automated Container Terminals Total Hectares 2022

Source: Adapted from Drewry Shipping Consultants and Port Equipment Manufacturers Association.

An inventory of terminal automation reveals a rapidly evolving situation. Although the information is likely to be partial and incomplete, 68 container terminals around the world were either fully or partially automated as of mid-2022. Considering that there are about 800 container terminals, this represents 7.3% of all main container terminals, but 12.2% of the total global footprint in terms of hectares. While the average container terminal size was 51.7 hectares, it was 76.1 hectares for automated terminals, underlining the scale propensity for automation.