Indian Transport & Logistics

DP World expands Cochin capacity

Introduction of four e-RTGs at ICTT aligns with DP World’s sustainability target of achieving 28% CO2 reduction by 2030

DP World expands Cochin capacity
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Four new electric rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes arrived at the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) operated by DP World at Cochin, Kerala.

The addition of cranes is in line with ICTT’s commitment to fulfil its expansion and sustainability plans in achieving its medium-term objective to be the most preferred gateway for South India and a leading transhipment terminal for India, says an official release.

"The introduction of the e-RTGs at ICTT also aligns with DP World’s overall sustainability target of achieving 28 percent CO2 reduction by 2030."

The arrival of these four new electric RTG cranes along with the expected arrival of two state-of- the-art ship-to-shore (STS) mega max cranes in December 2023 would be an important milestone for DP World Cochin, the release added.

Praveen Thomas Joseph, CEO, DP World Cochin says: “At DP World, we constantly work towards higher standards of operational excellence and customer service to enable our customers to 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 percent of the existing fleet of RTGs will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of goods transiting through ICTT, thereby giving our customers another competitive edge on the sustainability front. We have launched multiple new service lines this year and the onboarding of our new e-RTG cranes will help us achieve quicker turnarounds for the trade.”

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