TUTICORIN: DBGT received the 1st shipment of 2 nos of Quay Cranes on M.V.Jacqueline C which arrived on 22nd April and berthed on 24th Aril 2017. These 2 nos of Liebher made Quay Cranes with twin lift spreaders will handle the container vessels with beam of 17 rows across (47 m outreach).
Second shipment with 1 no of Quay Crane & 9 eRTGCs is expected in the beginning of May 2017.
Total 3 nos of Quay Cranes with twin lift spreaders and 9 nos of eRTGCs is to be installed and made operational at DBGT before August 2017.
DBGT is now handling container vessels with 3 nos of Mobile Harbour Cranes & Ship Gears and has achieved handling throughput of 2,76,955 TEUs since May 2014 upto date. It recorded average GCR of 17.8 moves/hour with Mobile Harbour Crane & 15.2 moves/hour with ship gears.
Volume growth recorded in this fiscal year 2016-17 is 9 % with the regular service of PIX2, Smile & BOX Feeder vessels calling at DBGT.
Civil Work for II Phase yard construction, sub-station, operation admin building, quay side railing & Navis N4 (TOS) implementation are in progress.