Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT)
&TCI Seaways (Division of Transport Corporation of India Ltd) jointly
celebrated on board (July 04, 2017) the maiden call of “M.V.TCI ARJUN” calling
under the new TCI Weekly Coastal Service connecting Mundra& Tuticorin. The
service inaugurated on 04.07.2017 by calling maiden voyage of M.V.TCI Arjun to DBGT
connecting North West Region & East Region directly.
The port rotations of this service are
Tuticorin – Mundra – Tuticorin.
TCI Seaways (Division of Transport
Corporation of India) operate this service through the agency of M/s.VilsonsShipping
Total 5 vessels are being deployed for
Indian Costal service by TCI Seaways. The vessels calling into different sectors
areM.V.TCI Lakshmi, M.V.TCI Prabhu, M.V.TCI Surya & M.V.TCI Vijay.
Mr.EricLavenu, Chief Executive Officer of DBGT wished Mr.R.U.Singh, President & CEO
& Capt. Sanjeev Khanijo, Vice President – Commercial for their valuable
efforts to start this service through DBGT. Also he wished the Master of the
vessel, the management of M/s.TCI Seaways &M/s.Vilson Shipping Pvt.Ltd for
the choice of DBGT terminal as a best container terminal in Tuticorin.
He also reassured the commitment of the
Company to bring in the best technology in this year 2017 and make the
Terminal, “a world class one” and emphasised his commitment to bring back the
volume diverted from Tuticorin in the past; and also expressed the volume
handling achievement of 0.3 million in 11th June 2017 and the
continuous volume growth since the beginning of 2017. DBGT increased the volume
handling market share of Tuticorin up to 25-30 %.
In the Inaugural function, the Master of
the vessel Capt.Menon Siva Prasad, Mr.U.N.Singh, Branch Head of TCI Seaways,
Tuticorin&Mr.CelestineVillavarayar, Director of Vilsons Shipping P Ltd.
were honoured by the DBGT management with the memento.
The Vilsons shipping P ltd Director
Mr.Celestine expressed “TCI Seaways Group’s Management’s Confidence in relying
upon the performance of DBGT & informed about the management’s plans to
deploy the new bigger costal vessel M.V.TCI VIJAY to the trade via DBGT in near
Length OverAll (LOA) of M.V.TCI ARJUN is
143m & capacity to carry of 679 TEUs/7511MTs.
Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal, an ISO
9001 – 2015 Certified Company, Which started its Operations from May 2014 with
2 Mobile harbour cranes and 4 reach stackers has been performing continuously
better meeting the best international
service standards. DBGT achieved handling of 3, 11,958Teus on 05th July
DBGT has recorded an average berth productivity of
35 moves/hr and Gross Crane Rate of 20 moves/hr with mobile harbor cranes and
17 moves/hr with ship gears.
This new coastal
service will add additional volume of 22000 teus to 25000 teus per annum to