TUTICORIN: Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT) & Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd. jointly celebrated on board (Mar 07, 2017) the maiden call of “M. V. SSL DELHI” calling under PIX2 (Pan India Express 2) weekly common feeder service from DBGT - Tuticorin. The vessel faced into this service on 07/03/2017 by calling maiden voyage to DBGT - Tuticorin and the next port is Mundra, says a release.
PIX2 - PAN INDIA EXPRESS 2 is the only service from Tuticorin Port connecting Gulf directly. Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd & Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) jointly operate this service under vessels/slots sharing.
The port rotation of the PIX2 service is “DBGT (Tuticorin) - Cochin - Jebel Ali – Mundra – Hajira – Chennai – Kattupalli – DBGT (Tuticorin)” Total 4 vessels are being deployed under this weekly regular service.
The other vessels calling in this service are M.V. SSL Bharat, M.V. SSL Gujarat & M.V. SCI Mumbai.
Mr. Eric Lavenu, the Chief Executive Officer of DBGT “reassured the commitment of the Company to bring in the best technology in this year 2017 and make the Terminal, a world class one” and emphasised his commitment to bring back the volume diverted from Tuticorin in the past. He also presented the Memento to the Master of the vessel Capt. Milton Paul Fernandos & Mr. Sundara Rajan of Transworld Shipping Agencies P. Ltd.
Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd Line Manager, Mr. Sundara Rajan expressed “Transworld Group Management’s confidence in relying upon the performance standards of DBGT & informed about the management plans to deploy the new services to the trade via DBGT in near future”.
Length Over All (LOA) of M.V. SSL DELHI is 207 m & capacity to carry of 2485 TEUs/25369 MTs. Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal, an ISO 9001 – 2015 certified Company, which started its operations from May 2014 with 2 mobile harbor cranes and 4 reach stackers, has been performing efficiently meeting the best international service standards.
DBGT achieved a total cargo handling of 2, 50,150 TEUs on 24th February 2017.
DBGT has recorded an average berth productivity of 35 moves/hr and Gross Crane Rate of 20 moves/hr with mobile harbor cranes and 17 moves/hr with ship gears.