Lo­gis­tics park by Gate­way Distri­parks in AP

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Gate­way Distri­parks has com­menced con­struc­tion of Lo­gis­tics Park at Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port in Andhra Pradesh. Tar­get­ing the trade in Andhra Pradesh, Te­len­gana and Kar­nataka re­gion, the Lo­gis­tics Park will of­fer com­pre­hen­sive sup­ply chain so­lu­tions through a CFS, gen­eral ware­hous­ing and reefer/cold stor­age ser­vices along with trans­porta­tion fa­cil­i­ties.

Keep­ing in view the fast paced de­vel­op­ment of in­dus­try in the re­gion, GDL is al­ready present at Nhava Sheva, Chen­nai, Visakha­p­at­nam and Kochi. The CFS at Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam port, which is lo­cated be­tween Chen­nai and Visakha­p­at­nam ports, will be Gate­way Distri­parks sev­enth CFS. The to­tal capex of this pro­ject will be to the tune of

150 crore, with 80 crore utilised to­wards cost of land and con­struc­tion of the first phase, and the bal­ance 70 crore for the se­cond phase.

Prem Kis­han Gupta, Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Gate­way Distri­parks, said, “Through the lo­gis­tics park, we aim to pro­vide com­plete so­lu­tions to the trade for han­dling, stor­age and dis­tri­bu­tion of EXIM, do­mes­tic, reefer and frozen cargo.”

Amit Ku­mar: It is pro­jected that cargo traf­fic han­dled at In­dian Ports would grow at a CAGR of 6 per cent till 2021-22. Share of con­tain­ers, which is cur­rently at 16 per cent, is pro­jected to grow to ~25 per cent of to­tal traf­fic.

We be­lieve in In­dia’s story of growth with ro­bust ex­port–im­port trade. To sus­tain this growth, hin­ter­land in­fra­struc­ture also needs to be aug­mented. ICDs play a cru­cial in­fra­struc­ture in the EXIM trade. In­dia re­quires not just ICDs but evolved ICDs which bring ef­fi­cien­cies in the sys­tem. The old ICDs are plagued with sev­eral bot­tle­necks–land con­straints for aug­ment­ing ca­pac­i­ties, choked ac­cess. More num­ber of mod­ern and ser­vice-ori­ented ICDs with multi-modal and mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties are re­quired to sup­port EXIM busi­ness.

Ra­jnish Ku­mar: In­dia has a con­tainer­i­sa­tion level of ~50 per cent, while the av­er­age con­tainer­i­sa­tion level in de­vel­oped coun­tries is ~75 per cent. In­dia is mov­ing to­wards achiev­ing this tar­get. Keep­ing in view the long term vi­sion, In­dia needs to spend on hin­ter­land in­fra­struc­ture.

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To sus­tain this growth, hin­ter­land in­fra­struc­ture

also needs to be aug­mented. ICDs play a cru­cial in­fra­struc­ture

in the EXIM trade

Amit Ku­mar: One of the key fac­tors for a suc­cess­ful ICD, both busi­ness wise as well Ap­prox­i­mately one km long land for de­vel­op­ment of rail sid­ing

con­struct­ing a rail sid­ing area–it is im­por­tant to have ICD lo­cated within the catch­ment area, so that it can at­tract cargo of the catch­ment area. Any lo­ca­tion out­side catch­ment area in­creases cost of lo­gis­tics and there­fore is un­vi­able. How­ever, lo­ca­tions within catch­ment area are dif­fi­cult to ac­quire be­cause of higher price, avail­abil­ity of land

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