(Eds: Change one word in paragraph 5) Mumbai, July 7 (PTI) APM Terminals Pipavav has resumed shipment of bulk agricultural products after a new warehousing facility was set up at the port.
The latest facility adds to the existing warehouse near the port, which will now be used for handling additional cargo, APM Terminals Pipavav said in a statement.
The first such export shipment was shipped from the port to Norway recently on a BBC REEF general cargo ship, he said.
According to a company spokesperson, large shipments of agricultural products had been suspended at the port a few years ago due to handling capacity problems.
Connected to the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), APM Terminals Pipavav is one of the ports of entry for containers, dry bulk, liquid bulk and RoRo (passenger car) services.
With the development of a multimodal logistics park nearby, Port Pipavav would be able to offer better road and rail (direct freight corridor) connectivity to customers, he added.
”We are pleased to welcome Greenfield and its international partners to our list of valued customers for bulk shipping which requires special expertise, and we pride ourselves on having a skilled workforce.
”Thanks to our warehousing infrastructure, a qualified and experienced workforce and the development of a multimodal logistics park around our port, we offer personalized solutions to our customers to enable them to optimize their chain. of supply through a fast, ecological and efficient gateway for exports. and imports,” said Jakob Friis Sorensen, Managing Director of APM Terminals Pipavav.
Being in the food and beverage business, it is important for Greenfield Derivatives to ensure that its customers receive their shipment on time to further plan their processes, said Jeetendra Jain, Managing Director of Greenfields Derivatives Pvt Ltd.
“Until now, we have exported our products via containerized mode. However, after the Covid-19, the non-availability of containers and the higher transport costs made us rethink our export plans. We firmly believe that break bulk is the future of the agri-food sector. APM Terminals Pipavav needs the expertise and infrastructure to export our shipment safely, quickly and economically,” Jain said.
The port’s current annual cargo handling capacity includes 1.35 million TEU containers, 4 million metric tons of dry bulk, 2 million metric tons of liquid bulk, and 2,50,000 passenger cars.
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