Date: 12/04/2024

DBGT handles 6 pc more containers in 2023-24; surpasses operational capacity

Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT) has ended FY 2023-24 on a confident note by handling 602,969 TEUs with a Y-o-Y growth rate of 6%, surpassing the operational capacity of 0.6 m TEUs.
It handled 412 vessels to achieve the throughput despite the global trade challenges, sectoral challenges and negative trade balance during the fiscal, said a release.
The terminal management expressed satisfaction with the overall performance: “DBGT’s achievement is rewarding and reflects the results of our relentless workforce and the commitments assured to the customers.” 
Efficiency benchmarks during FY 2023-24 
* Number of vessels handled : 412 
*Highest monthly throughput : 63,773 / March 2024
* Highest parcel size/vessel : 2,480 units
* Highest gate moves/day : 1,697 units
* Highest GCR : 48 moves/crane 
* Average dwell time (days)
* Imports : 1.43 days 
* Exports : 2.69 days
Among other highlights, the terminal was certified ISO 14001:2015 by Bureau Veritas; it safely handled 63 x 40’ OOG shipments in one single vessel voyage with a remarkable outturn @ 12 minutes / unit; launched China-India Service 7 (CI7) that directly connects ports in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Singapore; introduced Pan-India Coastal Service I (PIC-1), a direct service to Mundra; and is continuously carrying out process improvements at various levels across Operations / Safety / Engineering / IT Depts.
Source: Exim News Service: Tuticorin, April 11