DP WORLD - MUNDRA INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL
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