The Maritime Gateway Awards annually reward the best Indian maritime players. A total of 17 prizes are awarded, including the Container Terminal of the Year (below 600,000 TEUs category). This price which rewards a terminal for its efficiency and operational performance, was attributed to Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Pvt Ltd (DBGT - Tuticorin Terminal).
Tuticorin Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, set new productivity records this year, especially in terms of unloading and dockside handling. Since January 2019, STS cranes have been making 32 movements per hour, thus reducing the ship’s turnaround and pre-berthing detention time.