Port Wings News Network:
Global trade enabler DP World-operated Mundra International Container Terminal, in its constant endeavour to transform Gujarat’s Maritime and Logistics industry, has introduced global standards of automation at the terminal. In November 2017, the terminal added a new Quay Crane and the country’s first remotely operated Rail Mounted Gantry Crane (RMGC) to its existing infrastructure.
With the implementation of the new Quay Crane, the terminal continues to enhance its productivity and efficiency. Its Gross Crane Rate (GCR) and berth productivity increased by 10% and 18% respectively as compared to 2017. The installation of the new RMGC ensured faster train turnaround time, higher by 21% over last year. MICT also electrified its existing Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes (RTGs), which contributed to lower truck turnaround time and improvement in yard efficiency. The electrification not only enhanced productivity but also resulted in reduction of carbon footprint by approximately 16%.
The adoption of this advanced technology, combined with MICT Container Freight Station (CFS), makes DP World Mundra the terminal of choice in the northern hinterland of the country. Through CFS, DP World provides a hassle-free single window solution for faster movement of cargo, while furthering its promise of end-to-end value added services for customers.
Capt. Sujeet Singh, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Mundra said, “At DP World, we constantly invest in terminal infrastructure and latest IT systems to provide faster and cost effective trade solutions to our customers. With the successful implementation of the new equipment, we have augmented capacity and enhanced operational efficiency at the terminal, resulting in faster turnaround of vessels. Through high productivity, we facilitate a reliable and swift flow of cargo, making our customers’ product reach market faster and thereby, reducing the cost of logistics and improving effectiveness of the supply chain.
We strive to build a model for future port developments in terms of safety, productivity and care for environment which reiterate our vision ‘To Lead the Future of World Trade’.”
MICT has successfully handled 10 million TEUs since its inception in June 2003, making it the first terminal in Gujarat to have achieved this. In 2017, the terminal handled over 1.16 million TEU. It continues to excel in areas of efficiency, achieving an average Gross Crane Rate (GCR) at 33 moves per hour, putting MICT in the top quartile of the best performing container terminals globally.