KOCHI: The International Container Transshipment Terminal(ICTT) at Vallarpadam, run by DP World, registered an impressive 29 per cent growth in January-June 2016, handling more than 200,000 TEUs(twenty-foot equivalent unit-- a shipping terminal’s cargo handling capacity) from over 350 vessels which called at the terminal. And Gantry crane moves per hour improved to over 30 moves per hour per crane.
“These figures show that the facilities at the ICTT have been increasingly appreciated and used by both mainline carriers and feeder services. All services, particularly those connecting the Far East, Middle East and Europe, have been doing very well,” said DP World. According to Jibu Kurien Itty, CEO, DP World, Kochi, “We are looking at further increase in productivity along with meeting customer specific needs and demands. DP World has facilitated the trade by redefining their supply chain, ensuring less cost, faster transit times and best-in-class customer service. Better coordination with trade bodies in all aspects of shipping, including operations and documentation were ensured which has helped us to gain and maintain the momentum. In addition, we have been working towards improving connectivity to Bengaluru and the surrounding hinterland in Karnataka”.
In order to facilitate the ease of doing business, the terminal has introduced an intelligent Terminal Operating System-- ZODIAC.