Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal
(KPCT); a deep drafted Container Terminal, on the east-coast of India,
announced the commissioning of 5 numbers of Electrical Rubber Tyred Gantry
cranes (e-RTGC) further bolstering its container handling capacity in the
backdrop of a strong year-on-year container volume growth of 88 per cent in the
last financial year 2017-18
An environmentally sustainable growth is
one of the key foundations of Krishnapatnam Port and it received a shot in the
arm with the commissioning of these 5 new e-RTGs which have the potential to
reduce energy costs by 80 per cent and operating noise level by 65 per cent
whilst cutting down more than 1400 tons of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions
vis-à-vis the traditional diesel run RTGs.
Designed to offer significant operational
performance, the new e-RTGs are expected to infuse further pace to the yard
side container handling activities resulting in faster turnaround time for both
the container vessels as well as the by-road trailers.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Anil
Yendluri, Director & CEO, Krishnapatnam Port Co. Ltd. said, “We are proud
and excited to welcome the new e-RTG fleet which will further strengthen our
“Clean air” initiative through drastic cut in the emissions and will also boost
our operational efficiencies multifold offering enhanced productivity for our
customers and partners.”
Mr. Jithendra Nimmagadda, Chief Operating
Officer, KPCT commented “Addition of the new e-RTGs is
in-line with our philosophy of ‘Creating
capacity ahead of the demand’ whilst we are in the process transforming
KPCT from being a gateway container terminal on the east coast of India into a
Transshipment hub in South Asia”.
Port Container Terminal is the
country’s fastest growing container terminal and is planning to
increase its container handling capacity from the current 1.2 Million TEUs per
annum to 2 Million TEUs in its quest to emerge as the Global Transshipment hub.
Port promoted by the Hyderabad-based C.V.R. Group is a privately built and
owned all weather, deep draft port on the east coast of India, located in the
Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. Krishnapatnam Port which is fast becoming a
port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined to the
Southern and Central India, is the first and the only port to implement a
single window system for business facilitation.
with a transit storage area of 6800 acres has the country’s largest waterfront
area of 290 Sq. kms, and a depth of 20.5 metres. Its current draft of 18.5
metres can accommodate full-sized cape vessel of 200,000-tonne capacity.
Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd. (KPCL)
which was formed by winning the mandate from the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on
BOST (Build–Operate-Share-Transfer) concession basis for 50 years is being
built in three phases and currently the second phase is underway.