The DP World-operated India Gateway
Terminals Pvt.Ltd (IGTPL) has registered an annual throughput of more than
532,000 TEUs between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, an astounding
growth of 11 percent compared to previous year.
The terminal also recorded its highest
monthly throughput of more than 51,000 TEUs in October 2017, highlighted a
facilitating ease of doing business, one of the major concerns of the Centre,
the terminal introduced a new digital portal by Bharat Trade which, besides
paperless transaction, offers a single window to customers who can access to
digital exchange of data on real-time basis.
Its improved hinterland connectivity benefits
local importers and exporters from the states of Kerala, parts of Tamil Nadu
It retains its
leadership position in container trade offering direct services from Australia,
Far East, South-East Asia and Middle East to Cochin and from Cochin to Far
East, Middle East, Europe and the Mediterranean
Mr Jibu Kurien
Itty, CEO, DP World Cochin, said, "At DP World Cochin, our focus
continues to be a catalyst in providing faster and cost-effective trade
solutions to our customers. We continuously work towards enhancing terminal
efficiency with efforts channelized towards understanding customer needs. In
2017, we have registered 11 per cent growth, outpacing the south Indian ports’
market growth rate of 9 per cent. We would like to take this opportunity to
thank our customers and partners for the trust they have shown in us and our
ability to service them.
"We are confident that the year 2018
will reinforce our position as the most efficient terminal in the southern
Overall, the terminal delivered robust
performance in the container trade and continues to transform the supply chain.
The terminal’s strong portfolio and flexibility to introduce new services is a
result of its highly skilled workforce and an excellent in-house-developed
terminal operating system ‘Zodiac’. The terminal continues to be highly
efficient and productive with truck turnaround time on an average of 27 minutes
and an average Gross Crane Rate (GCR) of 31 moves per hour. DP World Cochin
will soon be introducing RFID-based automated gate management system to further
enhance terminal efficiency and to facilitate ease of doing business.
Some of the major highlights for DP World
Cochin in 2017 were:
* DP World Cochin recorded an annual
throughput of more than half million TEUs.
* The terminal’s mainline service
‘Galex’ with vessel size of up to 6,750 TEUs and 14.5 m draught scheduled its
200th call on December 31, 2017.
* Another mainline service ‘NEMO’ with
vessel capacity of 7,350 TEUs and 14.5 m draught made its 300th call in the
* The terminal introduced new feeder
services in 2017 and recorded a phenomenal 30 per cent growth in the
* The terminal received direct vessel
calls from Africa during the cashew season.
As per the release, some of the highlights
in commodities exported were:
* Garment exports from Cochin improved
by a fascinating 64 per cent.
* Coir and coir products reported 23
per cent growth.
* Wood and wood products saw an
improvement of 18 per cent.
* Frozen seafood and tea exports
increased by 15 per cent.
In line with DP World’s ‘Our World, Our Future’
programme, IGTPL vigorously works in association with its local NGO partners,
neighbouring schools and hospitals in various activities like health check-ups,
cleanliness drives, blood donation drives, etc., the release pointed out.