India’s Mundra International Container Terminal (MICT), operated by DP World, has reported increases in gross crane rate (GCR) and berth productivity after improving its infrastructure.
The terminal, located in Mundra Port, added a new quay crane and India’s first rail-mounted gantry (RMG) crane in November, 2017, and since then GCR has risen by 10% and berth productivity has increase by 18%.
The RMG crane also attributed to a 21% higher train turnaround time, while the electrification of MICT’s existing rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane contributed to lower truck turnarounds and a 16% reduction in carbon footprint.
Captain Sujeet Sing, DP World Mundra CEO, said: “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.”
MICT has an average GCR of 33 moves per hour, and last year handled over 1.16m teu.