New ` 90cr ICD at Tarapur
Viraj Group focusses on smooth transportation between Inland Container Depot (ICD) to Gateway Ports. Such a facility will reduce costs and provide an advantage to business on the western highway.
Viraj Profiles Ltd has extended its logistics arm by setting up Inland Container Depot – Vaishno Container Terminal.
With an investment of ` 90 crores, the Inland Container Depot (ICD), located at Tarapur- Boisar, at a distance of 150 km from the Nhava Sheva Terminals, ensures smooth transportation between ICD to Gateway Ports. The facility was inaugurated by V S Krishnan, IRS, Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs. Speaking on the inauguration,
Neeraj R Kochhar, Chairman and Managing Director, Viraj Profiles Ltd, said, “Our mission is to provide one stop shop in logistics and deliver operational excellence to the manufacturing units in and around the area. Providing a host of benefits like reduced customs clearance time, transportation and logistics cost, demurrage and pilferage clubbed with state of the art equipment and trained manpower, the facility is one of the most advanced in the country. We are quite optimistic about the need for more such facilities across the country and would be exploring some more locations to open new container terminals, demonstrating our commitment to the sunrise industry.”
The western highway being of India’s busiest industrial corridors, facilities providing services resulting in efficiency and reduced costs are a big boon, providing much needed competitive advantage to businesses. The Vaishno Container Terminal apart from its proximity to Mumbai Port Terminal and Nhava Sheva Terminal, provides customs clearance facility near the centre of production and consumption, reducing the clearance time considerably and doing away with the necessity of customs at getaway ports. Reduced demurrage, pilferage and logistics cost, add to the facilities attraction for commercial units. Import containers are de-stuffed and can be retained at the depot, reducing empty container repositioning cost to zero. Export containers can be provided for dock stuffing/factory stuffing, reducing empty container transportation cost.