Bharat Seaports Essay

1003 words - 5 pages

Case: 3 – Bharat Seaports Authority

Submitted in Partial fulfillment of:
Business Policy and Strategic Management

UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF:
Dr. Arvind Sudarshan
Department of Management

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BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY&SCIENCE
PILANI, RAJASTHAN-333031

Submitted by:

Neha Vij 2011H149203

Bharat Seaports Authority

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

India is endowed with an extensive coastline of 7,517 km. There are 12 major ports under the jurisdiction of the union government and 187 non major ports spread across nine coastal states regulated by the respective State Government. However, only 48 non-major ports are handling cargo. While major ports ...view middle of the document...

The turnaround time of a truck depends on the quay side and the yard side operations. A yard crane has to load an export container only onto the specified truck attached to the quay crane loading for that specific destination. In the case of containers meant for trans-shipment, the operations may take even longer, as the exact positioning of the container in the stack yard also depends on its next destination. This results in a certain amount of idling of the quay cranes, yard crane, and the trucks.

Limitations:

The efficiency of the port is often recognized by the ships turnaround time. This ship turnaround time is often determined majorly by:
i. Time for documentation processes and procedures,
ii. Efficiency in loading and unloading operations
IT applications such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) can expedite the documentation process and procedures to some extent. The major objective of Bharat seaports authority is reduce the turnaround time of the ships by reduce the idle time of the quay cranes, yard crane, and the trucks. This idle time is caused due to a variety of reasons like improper berth allocation, yard planning, stowage planning and logistics planning.

PROBLEM STATEMENT:

• The management of Bharat Seaports Authority aims to reduce the turnaround of the vessels calling on Indian ports
• At that time India was handling only 1.2% of total container ports. Hence, steps had to be taken to attract and handle more container traffic.

*Data is collected from Deloitte’s Background paper on Port connectivity in Gujarat 2009.

DECISION CRITERIA:

1. To reduce the ship turnaround time by optimally utilizing the port resources and thereby improves competitiveness and provides efficient and effective services at low price.
2. To manage the future container traffic of the Indian ports both effectively and efficiently.
3. To improve the documentation process and efficiency in loading and unloading operations for coordinating the operations of quay cranes, yard cranes and trucks.

The ship routing and berth operations should be coordinated to decrease the complexity of the operations substantially. The shipping companies can operate...

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