Weekly service: Krishnapatnam to Salalah
CONCOR has commenced rake service (two rakes per week) from ICD Bangalore to KPCT, thereby providing hot connection to the vessel for exports to/from Bangalore and also the fastest connection for imports clearance.
Krishnapatnam Port has inaugurated the maiden call of ‘M V Maersk Bentonville’ as part of the direct weekly service from Krishpatnam to Salalah (Oman). The first voyage of Maersk Bentonville discharged 551 TEU’s and loaded 770 TEU’s of exports. The weekly service is expected to provide fastest and most competitive service to the exporters and importers of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Northern Tamil Nadu to the ports of US East Coast, Mediterranean, Europe and Africa.
A formal inaugural ceremony was held to commemorate the maiden call in the presence of Anil Yendluri, CEO, Krishnapatnam Port and Jithendra Nimmagadda, COO, KPCT. The senior representatives of Maersk and Safmarine along with KPCT representatives were present. “The new service will substantially minimise the cost and transit time in these areas, which will be of a huge benefit to our customers. The service will further get a boost from CONCOR’s new rake service,” said Yendluri.
Dr Anup Dayanand Sadhu, GGM, CONCOR said “The new rake service between ICD Bangalore and KPCT can be increased into a daily service as per the requirements of the trade. Maersk team is pleased to announce this service due to the world class infrastructure available at KPCT and are very happy with the immense support received from the EXIM trade.”