Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT) has announced the commissioning of five nos. of Electrical Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (e-RTGC)bolstering its container handling capacity in the backdrop of a strong year-on-year container volume growth of 88 per cent in FY 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 five 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 1,400 tonne 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.
The country’s fastest growing container terminal 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.