PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals increases service levels with nine more rubber tyre gantry cranes
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited ("BMCT"), a subsidiary of PSA International, has received nine Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes (“RTGs”) on 3 August 2018, adding to its current fleet of 18 RTGs. An additional batch of nine RTGs are expected to arrive in early October 2018, bringing the total number of RTGs to 36.
Commissioning of the new RTGs is ongoing and the RTGs will be progressively ready for operations from end August 2018. With the latest arrivals, BMCT now has nine Quay Cranes and 27 RTGs to support the 1000 metres of contiguous quay length and four DFC (“Dedicated Freight Corridor”) -enabled rail lines at the terminal.
The arrival of the new equipment coincides with the steady volume growth of BMCT. The terminal has handled over 150,000 TEUs to date, with productivity averaging in excess of 100 moves per vessel hour and reaching peaks of over 1 40 moves per hour.
Mr Sivakumar K, General Manager, BMCT commented on the new arrivals, “ This new equipment underscores our commitment to be a game- changer to support the trade’s requirements for premium service, flexibility and room to grow. To date, 11 different vessel operators have now called at BMCT and we look forward to welcoming new servic es in the future. We are also at an advanced planning stage of our Phase 2 development which will be completed by the end of 2022, doubl ing our capacity.”
About PSA's Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals
PSA's Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) is located in Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) in Maharashtra, India's largest and premier container gateway. The terminal is equipped with the latest technology to offer customers fast turnaround of their vessels and is also well- connected by major highways and rail networks to key markets in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the National Capital Region of India. It serves the important industrial and manufacturing centres and cities in Northwest India, as well as India's largest hinterland with a population in excess of 400 million. BMCT's Phase 1 development has a quay length of 1000 metres and the deepest berths at JNP, capable of handling super post -panamax vessels. When fully completed, the terminal will have a berth length of 2,000 metres.
About PSA International
As one of the leading global port groups, PSA participates in around 40 terminals in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with flagship operations in PSA Singapore Terminals and PSA Antwerp. Employing the finest talents in the industry, PSA delivers reliable and best-in-class service to its customers and develops win- win relationships with its partners. As the port operator of choice in the world's gateway hubs, PSA is "The World's Port of Call".