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Cogoport's new Chennai office to be headed by Keerthi Nagendra

June 24, 2019: Digital freight logistics business Cogoport is expanding its range of export / import services in Tamil Nadu by setting up an office in Chennai.

Digital freight logistics business Cogoport is expanding its range of export / import services in Tamil Nadu by setting up an office in Chennai.
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Digital freight logistics business Cogoport is expanding its range of export / import services in Tamil Nadu by setting up an office in Chennai.

June 24, 2019: Digital freight logistics business Cogoport is expanding its range of export / import services in Tamil Nadu by setting up an office in Chennai. Keerthi Nagendra will head the Chennai office.

The settting up of the Chennai office will boost strong demand for the export of products including cement, granite, leather, coir based products, seafood and agricultural commodities from the city port. The team will also extend its presence to Coimbatore and Tuticorin, both of which serve as the hub for auto, spices and textiles and goods made of coir.

The company has already established its presence in cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi/NCR, Rajkot, Pune, Jaipur and Rotterdam (Netherlands).

Importers are likely to benefit from Cogoport’s newly launched import services from numerous points in Asia and Europe to India.

“Chennai and the wider Tamil Nadu state is a vibrant location for the development of SMEs - notably those that support the area’s industrial base in the automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing and healthcare sectors. We have been waiting to launch Cogoport in Chennai and now, in Keerthi Nagendra, have found someone who can take our business forward in this important region,” said Cogoport founder and CEO Purnendu Shekhar.

“This is a significant step forward for Cogoport. Shippers now have a single ebooking platform to plan their logistics more easily and still take advantage of the 10-15 percent savings that customers tell us that we typically generate on their shipping costs," added Shekhar.

Keerthi, 26, has previously worked with the AP Moller-Maersk group. She is a graduate of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad and also holds an MBA degree from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) in Delhi

Prior to that, Keerthi joined the Danish shipping giant where she held positions within customer service and account management, managing a portfolio worth $15 million. She established the group’s e-retail and e-logistics verticals within India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

“I’m really excited to take up the challenge of establishing Cogoport’s foothold in the Tamil Nadu region, which has huge market potential and is a big step forward for us. My early conversations with customers demonstrates that shippers are yet to truly adopt technology or understand the benefits that digitisation can have for their export and import supply chain. Our customers are already enjoying significant savings on the cost of their logistics with Cogoport and on the time otherwise spent making multiple calls to investigate the best partner for each and every shipment. Cogoport can add significant value to the SME community here by offering them greater productivity, service effectiveness and profitability,” said Keerthi.

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