Thursday, April 19, 2018

New Cold Chain Warehouse is First in Region for Supply Chain and Logistics Group

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INDIA – Container and general cargo handling firm APM Terminals, part of the Maersk group transport and logistics empire, has inaugurated its first state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse in India, which the port facility operator says will ensure reliable and stable transport of refrigerated cargo, including goods such as fish, fruits, medicines, and speciality chemicals, that require strict temperature control throughout the supply chain.

Spread over 10,000 square metres, APM says that the cold chain solutions facility is the first of its kind in South India which is integrated with the company’s container freight station. The facility will offer customs clearance facilitation and proximity to the ports of Chennai, Ennore, Kattupalli and Krishnapattnam with round the clock accessibility. An additional cold chain solutions facility for domestic use has been built nearby the container freight station.

Located in Ponneri in the suburbs of Chennai, the company says that its customers will benefit from plug-in facilities for cold warehousing, customs examination and clearance service under controlled temperature, value-added services like palletisation and packaging, on-wheel customs seal verification, and bonded cargo movement to different seaports and airports. These services are available for both domestic and international import/export customers. Dries van Dongen, APM Terminals’ Global Head of Inland Services, commented:

“We are committed to providing integrated specialty warehousing services globally. APM Terminals is constantly looking for ways that we can best address the supply chain needs of our customers. India has seen an increasing demand for temperature and humidity controlled products especially frozen foods and pharmaceutical products for both domestic consumption as well as international export.

“In line with this trend, and backed by our strong experience in handling temperature controlled cargo, we’ve invested in not only offering global standards of cold chain solutions, but also offering export-import cold chain solutions within our container freight station, for the first time in South India”