Govt and private investments vital
Dileepa. B.M, CEO Bonded Trucking, Shreeji Translogistics Limited, says, “There is need of investments by the government and private sectors in the large infrastructure projects to improve multimodal transportation through land bridges, rail-road inland waterways sea, LASH, Ro-Ro, etc. Apart from the need of the shippers to move the cargoes on a door-to-door basis the need of promoting multimodal transport is also arising from some typical issues being faced by the transport sector across the globe with respect to : increasing fuel price, congestion on highways, working time directive, driver shortages. The need for long-term planning applies to the development of transport infrastructure in particular like ports, airports, roads, railroads, bridges, tunnels – they all have common elements that span the life cycles span in decades, if not centuries. This requires long-term forecasting of the demand for transport infrastructure.
Leading Bonded Trucking Operator (North & East 2017): Shreeji Translogistics Limited