DP World’s container facilities at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), India, are operating the first electrical rubber-tyred gantry cranes (ERTGs) deployed in the port’s container yard to date.
The new cranes, which are in operation at the Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT), are claimed to feature a minimal carbon footprint and low operations cost.
As part of a series of initiatives aimed at improving operational efficiency and safety standards, NSIGT is also set to be equipped with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to automate its gate.
Anil Singh, senior vice-president and managing director of DP World’s Indian Sub-Continent segment, said in a statement: “The OCR technology will enable NSIGT to have a faster gate turnaround time [and] safer gate operations by eliminating interaction between man and machine.”
As Singh added, the new OCR technology is also expected to significantly improve the accuracy of data at the container gates by lowering “the potential for error and oversight while receiving and delivering cargo to/from its custody”.
DP World also claimed in a statement that the new technology used to automate and remotely operate the facilities’ quay cranes is “a first” in India.
As the company added, the technology is expected to “enable the terminal to log higher productivity and operational efficiencies, and ensure better safety standards”.