Maritime Gateway - - Session Three -

If record­ing a through­put of 10,89,155 teus is a re­mark­able feat, then DP World- Mun­dra In­ter­na­tional Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal def­i­nitely de­serves to be awarded the Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal of the Year award, in the above 0.6mill teus cat­e­gory. The ter­mi­nal boasts of mov­ing 499,708 teu in im­ports and 579,599 teus in ex­ports dur­ing the assess­ment pe­riod of FY2017-18. Not to stay be­hind in tran­ship­ment, the ter­mi­nal has recorded 9 per cent in­crease in tran­ship­ment over FY2016-17. Hav­ing an al­ready in­stalled ca­pac­ity of 1300,000 teus, the ter­mi­nal has fur­ther added 200,000 teus ca­pac­ity to meet the grow­ing de­mand of exim traf­fic mov­ing through the port. The ca­pac­ity ad­di­tion is sup­ported with in­stal­la­tion of new equip­ment: A new Quay Crane and a Rail Mounted Gantry Crane have been added to fur­ther en­hance ter­mi­nal pro­duc­tiv­ity and aug­ment au­to­ma­tion at the port. The new Quay crane is a su­per post panama with out­reach of 60 me­ters, twin lift and is equipped with lat­est tech­nol­ogy, ca­pa­ble of han­dling next-gen­er­a­tion large size ves­sels. It comes with a Re­mote Crane Man­age­ment Sys­tem (RCMS), which aids su­pe­rior plan­ning of main­te­nance, thereby min­imis­ing down­time.

The equip­ment (both Quay Crane and Rail Mounted Gantry Crane) are de­signed for re­mote con­trol op­er­a­tion, which will en­hance op­er­a­tional ef­fi­cien­cies, thus im­prov­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity, whilst en­sur­ing im­proved safety stan­dards at the same time. With re­duced en­gine main­te­nance, the ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy to au­to­mate and re­motely op­er­ate a Rail Mounted Gantry crane is a first in In­dia. To fa­cil­i­tate the trade, a vast 25 hectares of yard area has been pro­vided for stor­ing con­tain­ers. Re­spond­ing to the de­mand by trade the ter­mi­nal has added Protea Ser­vice of Maersk Line Africa and IAGX ser­vice of Te­hama to Up­per Gulf.

High­light­ing the ef­fi­ciency of the ter­mi­nal is the av­er­age ves­sel turn­around time of just 0.85 days or 18 hours. The av­er­age pre-berthing de­ten­tion time is main­tained to a min­i­mum of 2.17 hours, which is a big relief to the ship­ping lines call­ing the ter­mi­nal. Ves­sels ar­riv­ing laden with cargo are dis­posed quickly with av­er­age pro­duc­tiv­ity of 32.85 moves per hour.

(L to R) San­jay Ban­dopad­hyaya, Addl Sec­re­tary,Min­istry of Ship­ping Govt of In­dia, Ra­jesh­warBhatt,di­rec­tor, Ke­mar Au­toma­tions, Su­jeet Singh,CEO, Mun­dra In­ter­na­tional Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal

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