e-RTGs to cut over 1400t of GHGs

KPTCT Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT) will use five Electrical Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (e-RTGs) to cut emissions. Credit: KPCT

Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT) has commissioned five Electrical Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (e-RTGs) with potential to cut more than 1400t of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions.

The estimated reduction was calculated in a comparison with traditional diesel RTGs and it is thought the e-RTGs could also reduce energy costs by 80% and operating noise level by 65%, while boosting container handling capacity at the deep drafted container terminal, on the east-coast of India.

Anil Yendluri, director & CEO of Krishnapatnam Port Co. Ltd., said: “We are proud and excited to welcome the new e-RTG fleet which will further strengthen our “Clean air” initiative through drastic cut in the emissions and will also boost our operational efficiencies multifold offering enhanced productivity for our customers and partners.”

Eco focus

Environmentally sustainable growth is one of the key foundations of the port, said Krishnapatnam Port but the new e-RTGs are also expected to speed up yard side container handling activities resulting in faster turnaround time for container vessels as well as the by-road trailers.

Jithendra Nimmagadda, chief operating officer at KPCT, commented: “Addition of the new e-RTGs is in-line with our philosophy of ‘Creating capacity ahead of the demand’ whilst we are in the process transforming KPCT from being a gateway container terminal on the east coast of India into a Transshipment hub in South Asia.”

Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal plans to increase its container handling capacity from 1.2m teus per annum to 2m teus.

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