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.

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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.”

ICD ben­e­fits

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.

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