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APM Terminals Pipavav all set to resume shipment of bulk agri-commodity

With warehousing & value-added service, port is ready to resume shipment of agricultural commodities requiring special skills.

APM Terminals Pipavav all set to resume shipment of bulk agri-commodity

he first consignment of Guar meal was exported recently from the port.

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APM Terminals Pipavav, an all-weather port located around 150 nautical miles from Mumbai's Nhava Sheva, has recently developed a new warehouse within the port and has developed awarehouse close to the port to accommodate customers' additional cargo.

With the focus on warehousing and value-added service, the port is ready to resume the shipments of agricultural commodities that require special skills. The first consignment of Guar meal was exported recently from the port. The shipment was carried by BBC REEF, a general cargo vessel and was exported to Norway. Guar meal finds application in various industries like food and confectionary products, oil exploration and fish feed.

APM Terminals Pipavav, India's most efficient and environment-friendly port has scalable landside and marine side. Break bulk handling requires skilled manpower, and large and safe warehousing, which are key characteristics of the services offered at APM Terminals Pipavav. With the development of a multimodal logistics park in the vicinity, Port Pipavav would be able to offer enhanced connectivity by road and rail (Direct Freight Corridor) to the customers.

About the development, Jakob Friis Sørensen, MD of APM Terminals Pipavav said that with the additional infrastructure, they would be able to offer optimal solutions. "Through our warehousing infrastructure, skilled and experienced manpower and development of a multimodal logistics park around our port, we offer customised solutions to our customers to enable them to optimise their supply chain via quick, environment friendly and efficient gateway for exports and imports."

Sørensen also welcomed Greenfield Derivatives Pvt Ltd to their list of customers. "We are happy to welcome Greenfield and their international partners to our list of esteemed customers for breakbulk shipment. Breakbulk shipment requires special expertise and we are proud to have the skilled workforce."

Jeetendra Jain, MD, Greenfields Derivatives Pvt Ltd. mentions, "Being in the agro-food sector, it is important for us to ensure that our customers receive their shipment in time to further plan their processes. So far, we have been exporting our produce via containerised mode. However, post-Covid-19, the non-availability of containers and higher freight charges have made us rethink our export plans. We firmly believe that breakbulk is the future for the agri-food sector. APM Terminals Pipavav has required expertise and excellent infrastructure to export our consignment safely, quickly, and economically. We are happy with our decision and looking forward to continuing our exports from Port Pipavav. "

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