Dual Cycling Operation Increases JICT Crane Productivity, Saves Truck Fuel Consumption

The use of dual cycling operation – using similar truck for both loading and unloading the containers to/from the ship – in Jakarta International Container Terminal (PT JICT) has increased quay crane productivity and decreased truck fuel consumption.

According to JICT management, this Indonesia’s leading container terminal in oceangoing trade, has just routinely run trial of dual cycle operation system. The trial has proven that this system can increase the quay crane productivity while on the other hand it saves fuel consumption of the trucks since they can handle both loading and unloading a in a round.

Commending this, JICT President Director Gunta Prabawa said, “This dual cycling operation has given hope for a very significant efficiency for our terminal operation.”

 Gunta gave an example during the call of Hongkong Bridge containership on June 4. The use of this system during the loading/unloading for this vessel has increased crane productivity (GCR) to 32.80 movements per hour and vessel productivity (VOR) to 141.18 movements per hour.

“This made all loading/unloading activity of this vessel was 12 hours ahead of the original plan,” said Gunta.

In addition to Hongkong Bridge, some other calls at this terminal including the ones of CMA CGM, SITC, Yang Ming, and Sinokor have also adopted this system.

In addition to the adoption of this dual cycling operation, JICT continues to do other innovations, but Gunta did not mention some examples.

“We are still reviewing them. We will expose later,” Gunta said, adding that at time being, JICT was focusing on how the operational can run within ‘the new normal’ environment due to the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak.

“Beside keeping and increasing this terminal productivity, what is most important during this pandemic is to keep all people (staff and customers) stay healthy,” said Gunta.

In responding this pandemic outbreak, JICT had actually set up task force in March, which then was given strengthening in May. This task force is tasked to prepare any SOP (standard operating procedure) during the pandemic. In May, this task force has again revised the SOP according to the new standard called by the national task force for covid-19.

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