APM Terminals Mumbai to infuse $115 mn in infra development

01 Feb 2022

APM Terminals Mumbai, also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), will invest $115 million in infrastructure expansion to boost container handling capacity by 10% to 2.18 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs).

Ship-to-Shore (StS) and Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes are being purchased by the corporation. The investment will allow GTI to meet evolving client demands for greater vessel capabilities, according to a statement issued by the government.

The terminal's action is a step forward in assisting the central government's Ease of Doing Business strategy, according to Aggarwal.

GTI is a joint venture (JV) between APM Terminals and Container Corporation of India (Concor), a local train operator based in Nhava Sheva. The terminal has a 2,336-foot berth line, 128 acres of yard space, and sophisticated service equipment such as ten twin-lifting quay cranes, 40 rubber-tire gantry cranes, and three rail-mounted quay cranes.

APM Terminals Mumbai is one of three container terminals operating out of Nhava Sheva's Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), with a 30-year license to perform container handling services at the port.

The terminal uses a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) application installed into computer tablets to offer real-time container position data, resulting in significant operational efficiency gains. Reach Stacker Operators, for example, can use computer tablets mounted in the cabin to get real-time data on the status, location, and future move of the containers with a single touch. All export containers arriving at the terminal's gates are inspected using digital cameras that read container numbers using Optical Character Recognition.

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