DP World will be the first operator in India to use automated port entry gates.
DP World’s Dubai head office has introduced automated entrances to the Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) in Nhava Sheva, India.
The introduction of the new gates, powered by the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system, is the first time that automatic doors have been used in the country’s port industry. The project will allow individual transactions to be completed in less than three seconds, with waiting time at the NSIGT gate significantly faster than the current five minutes to less than sixty seconds.
According to the operator, the new ports are set up to improve operational efficiency and productivity, ensure continuous load movement and eliminate the human-machine interface. Anil Singh, senior vice president and managing director of DP World Subcontinent, said: “With NSIGT Automated Gates we will open a new chapter in the Indian port industry.
“Futuristic technology, launched to provide intelligent business solutions for our customers, will make it easier to do business and will benefit the port community and business in general.
The company noted: “This new technology will allow faster truck response time, alleviate delays, elimination of manual interface and introduction of digital process, creates a paperless transaction and easily retrievable data on demand.