Port Wings News Network:
Global trade enabler DP World operated the Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal celebrated the commencement of INDAMEX (India America Express) service operated by a consortium of four vessel operators – CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd, NYK and OOCL. This weekly service connects Nhava Sheva to the United States of America.
The weekly service commenced operations at NSIGT effective March 11, 2018. It will deploy more than 6000 TEU (twenty foot equivalent units) capacity vessels with the following port rotation:
Port Qasim – Nhava Sheva – Mundra- Damietta – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – Port Said – Jeddah – Port Qasim. This service will be gradually upsizing their tonnage deployment and bring in bigger vessels.
Capt. Ravinder Johal, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Nhava Sheva said, “At DP World, we believe in providing efficient and reliable flow of goods and resources through high productivity. Our terminal, NSIGT is equipped with advanced technology, which provides safe, quick and efficient operations for large size vessels and facilitates ease of doing business. It is our constant endeavour to maintain a fast turnaround of our customer’s cargo and persistently offer the best services in the supply chain.”
NSIGT holds the feat of hosting the largest container ship to have called along the Indian shore. The terminal hosts several innovations to its credit and is a model for future port development in India which include Automated Gates – powered by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, the futuristic Reefer Monitoring System and remote-operated quay cranes, revolutionary Electrical Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (E-RTGs), amongst others. These innovative trade solutions have helped facilitate ease of doing business and increased efficiency for cargo handling at JNPT, India’s largest container gateway.