enabler, DP World-operated, the India Gateway Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (IGTPL)
has achieved another momentous feat by successfully handling 2.5 million TEU
since inception in February 2011. With a 12% increase in volume at the terminal
in 2017, IGTPL has proven to be the terminal of choice in South India market,
says a release on 1st August.
has handled over 3500 vessels since operations began, and currently hosts 54
vessels a month. In 2016, IGTPL handled 282 mainline vessels, and achieved a
significant volume growth of 22.5%. The terminal has been recognized for
providing world class services to customers with high productivity and
operational excellence. IGTPL has consistently maintained a gross crane rate
(GCR) of 30+ moves per hour, and truck turnaround of 26 minutes which is
impressive by industry standards.
breaking figures have been achieved by the terminal by constantly investing in
its IT systems and equipment with advanced and innovative technology. The
Terminal Operating System (TOS) has been developed in-house by DP World, and
provides real time data for optimal planning and control solutions for the
trade. The system has revolutionized container terminal operations at DP World,
and IGTPL was one of the first terminals in the country to adopt the TOS.
Kurien Itty, CEO, DP World Cochin, said, “At DP World, we aim to facilitate trade by redefining
the supply chain through faster transit time and by providing distinguished
service to our customers. We have repeatedly set new standards in the last two
years following immense market growth with increasing volumes from neighbouring
states. I would like to extend my gratitude to the entire team at the terminal,
the Cochin Port Trust, the Cochin Custom House Agents Association, and the
Cochin Steamer Agents' Association for the role they have played in this
IGTPL serves as
the natural gateway to the vast industrial and agricultural produce markets of
the South & West of India. Improved road and rail connectivity made Cochin
Port a preferred gateway for exports & imports from/to the hinterland.