Inauguration of South India’s first cold storage facility integrated with a container freight station, will ensure reliable transport of temperature controlled cargo
APM Terminals inaugurated its first state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse in India, which will ensure reliable and stable transport of refrigerated cargo, including goods such as fish, fruits, medicines, and specialty chemicals, which require strict temperature contol throughout the supply chain. Customers will benefit from plug-in facilities for cold warehousing, customs examination and clearance service under controlled temperature, value-added services like palletization 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.
Spread over 10,000 sq. meters, the cold chain solutions facility is the first of its kind in South India which 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 nearby the container freight station.
Located in Ponneri, one of the fastest growing suburbs of Chennai, the facilities were built using the latest technologies and inaugurated by M. Ajit Kumar, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai Zone and included government dignitaries, customers and Dries van Dongen, Global Head of Inland Services for APM Terminals.
“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” said Dries van Dongen, APM Terminals’ Global Head of Inland Services.
Source: APM Terminals