- The facility commenced at the Port on December 1, 2019
Pipavav, India – APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd] commenced operation of ‘drive-through container scanner’ effective 1st December 2019. The scanning system adheres to the guidelines issued by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and specifications issued by Directorate of Logistics (DOL).
The new drive through container scanning facility is an important trade facilitation measure which besides improving the maritime safety and security would help enhance the overall efficiency and integrity of the logistics chain. The Eagle P60 scanning machine will reduce the dwell time, improve productivity, facilitate faster turnaround of the consignment thereby reducing the transaction cost and enhancing the overall Port’s performance. This is yet another step to improve our Customers’ experience and promote ease of doing business.
The state-of-the-art machinery with UPS power back up, completes the scanning process within a short duration of 25-30 seconds. The entire container load on trailer can pass through the machine; which can scan ~70 vehicles in an hour. The scanning system is provided with multiple safety interlocks for drive through scanning. This will reduce the time taken for the container scanning process and will facilitate hassle-free movement of cargo.
About APM Terminals Pipavav
APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is one of India’s leading gateway port for Containers, Ro/Ro (passenger cars), Liquid Bulk and Dry Bulk cargoes serving customers in the state of Gujarat with road and rail networks to India’s hinterland and northwest. The current annual Cargo Handling Capacity includes 1.35 million TEU Containers, 250,000 Passenger cars, 2 million metric tons of Liquid bulk and 4 million metric tons of Dry bulk. APM Terminals Pipavav is India’s first public private partnership (PPP) port in India and is a part of the APM Terminals global terminal network.