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DP World Cochin Expands with Arrival of New e-RTG Cranes

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Cochin : DP World‘s International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) in Cochin is gearing up for substantial growth with the introduction of four cutting-edge Electric Rubber Tyred Gantry (e-RTG) Cranes. These cranes, which recently arrived on the vessel M.V Pietersgracht, signify an essential step in ICTT’s expansion journey.

Ramping Up Capacity and Sustainability Goals

The arrival of these e-RTG cranes, combined with the expected arrival of two state-of-the-art Ship-to-Shore Mega Max (STS) cranes in December 2023, reflects DP World Cochin’s commitment to enhancing both its capacity and sustainability efforts.

CEO’s Vision

Speaking on the arrival of the e-RTGs, Praveen Thomas Joseph, CEO, DP World Cochin said, “At DP World, we constantly work towards higher standards of operational excellence and customer service to enable our customers reach their products in the shortest and most cost-efficient manner, seamlessly. The introduction of the four new e- RTGs and the ongoing electrification of 100% of the existing fleet of RTGs will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of goods transiting through ICTT”

Mr. Joseph, further underlined the company’s unwavering commitment to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. He expressed how these new e-RTG cranes and the ongoing electrification of the existing RTG fleet would significantly reduce the carbon footprint of goods moving through ICTT.   This will ensure more competitive and sustainable logistics solutions.

Extensive Connectivity

ICTT boasts direct service links to over 12 ports along both coasts of India and numerous international ports, including the Middle East, Far East, Europe, and the Mediterranean. Over 50% of cargo is transported through direct/mainline services, highlighting ICTT’s significance in South and East India.

Growing Transshipment Volumes

As of September 2023, ICTT’s transshipment volumes constituted about 17% of its total volume, cementing its position as the largest transshipment terminal in South and East India.

Sustainable Growth

DP World is investing in advanced e-RTG cranes and sustainable practices to ensure that increases its capabilities and also to reflects their commitment towards conducting environmentally responsible operations. As the DP World is expanding the  terminal and innovating, it is being cleared that they are aiming to play a pivotal role in the region’s trade landscape. Moreover focusing on reducing  carbon footprint, and promoting sustainability.

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