Indian Transport & Logistics

DP World opens CFS at Hazira

Container freight station capable of handling up to 36,000 containers annually

DP World opens CFS at Hazira
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DP World, a leading global provider of smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, has launched a new rail linked container freight station (CFS) in Hazira, Gujarat.

"The state-of-the-art facility is expected to enhance the region's trade and logistics efficiency, benefiting both local and international businesses," says an official release.

The CFS is capable of handling up to 36,000 containers annually, the release added. "The facility is equipped with advanced technology and security systems as well as specialised equipment for handling various types of cargo, including perishables and hazardous materials. The world class CFS will boost economic growth and competitiveness, as well as help drive overall logistics efficiencies in the region."

Rizwan Soomar, CEO & Managing Director, India Subcontinent & Sub-Saharan Africa, DP World says: “The Port of Hazira is a vital gateway for trade and commerce along the western coast of India. We are confident that our newly launched CFS will enhance the port's role as a critical link in the global supply chain and create new opportunities for businesses by improving their connectivity to the markets they serve. The strategic synergies between Hazira port, DP World’s rail linked CFS and multimodal logistics capabilities will enable businesses to expand into new markets while driving cost efficiencies and boosting trade in western, central, and north India.”

Ranadhir Reddy, CEO of Rail and Inland Terminals, DP World adds: "We're excited to open this new CFS, which represents a significant investment in the region's infrastructure and logistics capabilities. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest level of service, efficiency, and security, and to help them navigate the complexities of global trade."

The CFS will serve as a hub for consolidating and deconsolidating cargo, facilitating customs clearance, and providing warehousing and distribution services. It will offer value-added services such as labelling, repackaging and quality control, the release added.

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