APM Terminals starts integrated cold chain solutions
April 18, 2018: APM Terminals inaugurated its first state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse in India, which will ensure reliable and stable transport
April 18, 2018: APM Terminals inaugurated its first state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse in India, which will ensure reliable and stable transport of cargo, including goods such as fish, fruits, medicines, and specialty chemicals, which require strict temperature control throughout the supply chain. The facilities will provide refrigerated container plug-in facilities for cold warehousing with services ranging from customs examination and clearance under controlled temperature, value-added services like palletisation and packaging, on-wheel customs seal verification, and bonded cargo movement to different seaports and airports. The services are available for both domestic and international import/export customers.
Spread over 10,000 square meters, the cold chain solutions facility is the first of its kind in South India as it is integrated with APM Terminals’ 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 in close proximity to the container freight station.
Located in Ponneri, one of the fastest growing suburbs of Chennai, the facilities, which were built using the latest technologies, were inaugurated by M Ajit Kumar, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai Zone, in the presence of Dries van Dongen, global head of Inland Services for APM Terminals, officials from different government offices, and key customers during a ceremony on 12th April 2018.
“ 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” said Dries van Dongen, APM Terminals’ global head of inland services.
Photo Caption: APM Terminal Inland Services, Chennai Cold Chain facility