Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL), the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India, announced the installation of ‘Rapiscan Eagle P 60 (Eagle P60)’, a drive-through X-Ray container scanner and radiation portal monitors. Besides increasing security and safety of the port, the container scanner will radically enhance the terminal’s overall performance whilst reducing the service time.
Offering seamless movement of containers, the drive-through container scanner at Krishnapatnam Port will enable it to increase the volume of handling import containers by at least 5,000 TEUs per month. With this new development, the port is expecting rise in transshipment cargo. Further, it will increase the frequency and connectivity of vessels, thus reducing the dwell time, transaction costs while ensuring timely delivery. Overall, the new container scanner will give a boost to the volume of containers handled at Krishnapatnam Port.
Krishnapatnam Port is the first and the only seaport in India to procure and install the drive-through container scanner at its port facility. Rs 10-crore facility was inaugurated by Dr. John Joseph, Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence, in the presence of GST Chief Commissioner YS Shahrawat (Visakhapatnam zone), port CEO Anil Yendluri and others.
Commenting on the development, Yendluri said, “Krishnapatnam has been at the forefront embracing technological advancements and integrating the most modern port solutions. The installation of the container scanner is a step forward to our ongoing commitment to offer the best in class and most competitive service offerings to our clients.”