COFASTRANS also allows more ships to pass through a port. Although the indented berth causes docking time to increase and lower hook speeds are recommended to reduce wear, COFASTRANS enables port operators to process more cargo each year. Taking a 3,000 container transfer on a 20,000 TEU vessel as an example, for every 20 such operations carried out in a conventional berth with 8 Super Post Panamax Cranes, an indented berth with 4 SSPCs can carry out 30. This increases profits, and reduces the requirement for further expansion.