JNPT to de­liver 6 new eRTGCs

This is the first part of the or­der for 15 new eRTGCs that JNPT had placed. The de­liv­ery of six new eRTGC from M/s Sany Group will save time and in­crease ef­fi­ciency.

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Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has re­ceived the re­spon­si­bil­ity of de­liv­er­ing six new Elec­tri­cally Op­er­ated Rub­ber Tyred Gantry Cranes (eRTGC) from M/s Sany Group.

Anil Dig­gikar, Chair­man and Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chair­man, JNPT ini­ti­ated op­er­a­tions of the new eRTGCs, in the pres­ence of se­nior JNPT of­fi­cials and staff.

“I am happy that M/s Sany Group has de­liv­ered the eRTGCs on time and will help JNPT con­tinue with un­in­ter­rupted and ef­fi­cient op­er­a­tions,” said Dig­gikar.

“With the aug­men­ta­tion of th­ese eRTGCs, six of our old RTGCs will be re­placed. Once we re­ceive the re­main­ing nine eRTGCs the fleet strength of RTGCs in JNPCT will rise to 27. This will help in in­creas­ing ef­fi­ciency to save time and cost for trade,” said Bansal.

The new eRTGCs are elec­tri­cally pow­ered which is cost eco­nom­i­cal with min­i­mal main­te­nance and is en­vi­ron­ment friendly, as against the con­ven­tional diesel engine RTGCs. Th­ese new eRTGCs will have 2-twin twenty con­tainer han­dling mech­a­nism with 50MT ca­pac­ity un­der spreader (as against 40MT with sin­gle lift of ex­ist­ing RTGCs).

The new RTGCs will help in im­prov­ing the con­tainer han­dling in the yard and sup­port­ing the ves­sel op­er­a­tion in im­prov­ing the ter­mi­nal pro­duc­tiv­ity. There will be in­di­rect job gen­er­a­tion in the as­so­ci­ated EXIM trade due to the in­duc­tion of th­ese new eRTGCs, as there will be re­quire­ment of additional Trac­tor Trailer driv­ers, sur­vey­ors, ves­sel/ ship­ping agents, Cus­tom House agents, etc.

JNPT is con­stantly in­tro­duc­ing new tech­nol­ogy to main­tain its premier po­si­tion in the in­dus­try.

Once we re­ceive the re­main­ing nine eRTGCs the fleet strength of RTGCs in JNPCT will rise to 27

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