The welcoming change has been made possible through the efforts of Expo Freight (EFL) and its offices in India and Bangladesh. The cargo being brought into India from Bangladesh is transferred to Indian trucks after clearance at the border crossing. The truck loaded with cargo for EFL’s clients, travelled through the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh before arriving at its final destination in Alipur, Delhi.
“EFL contributes towards the amelioration of these ties by overseeing the smooth dispatch of cargo between the two countries. Allowing the same truck from Bangladesh to cross into India and deliver goods will greatly enhance the efficiency of logistics The Petrapole Land Customs station accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the bilateral trade. It handles large volumes of cargo movement to and from Bangladesh, both by trucks and train. by significantly reducing waiting times at the port,” the company stressed. The company strives to make valuable contributions to smoothly facilitate the logistical needs of clients, thereby promoting international trade.
The service, operated by Maersk line in partnership with Hanjin Shipping of Korea, will provide the fastest and most competitive service to the exporters and importers of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and northern Tamil Nadu to the ports of China, East Asia and Southeast Asia. The current transit time for bulk cargo like furniture, office and hotel interiors is 4045 days and this will be halved with the new service through Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal. The service has been commenced in response to a strong representation from exporters of cotton, minerals, chilies, granite, etc to eastern destinations; with the service calls directed at the ports of Shanghai, Qingdao, Nansha, Xingagang, Busan and Singapore.
“Andhra Pradesh, Bengaluru and Hyderabad attract a huge volume of container cargo from China. Krishnapatnam Port owing to its strategic location and being a new age port is an ideal gateway for such shipments,” said Anil Yendluri, Director & CEO, Krishnapatnam Port, in adding, “Suppliers in China are keen to use our port as a gateway for their current shipments as it is well poised to provide a very compelling and cost-efficient route for the traders based on the southern periphery of the country.”
The current transit time for bulk cargo is 40-45 days and this will be halved with the new service
CONCOR has commenced rake service from ICD Bengaluru to KPCT and thereby providing hot connection to the vessel for exports from Bengaluru and also the fastest connection for imports clearance into Bengaluru.