Transglobal Inland Container Services starts serving Vallarpadam terminal

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INDIA's Transglobal Inland Container Services in Thrissur, Kerala, has sent the first consignment of food products to the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT), Vallarpadam, reports the Hindu daily of Chennai.

The export consignment belonging to Global Exporter was loaded on to the vessel, Rajiv Gandhi at ICTT.

Announcing the opening of the ICD (inland container depot), Transglobal chairman MA Nazer said that the new facility would offer excellent services for handling and temporary storage of import and export containers.

Its 4,645-square feet warehouse is equipped with modern handling system of forklifts and reach stackers, while providing electronic data interchange (EDI) networks on site, he said.

Mr Nazer also said that they had established a single window system that includes all customs formalities inside ICD which ensure smooth transition at ICTT Vallarpadam. The International Container Terminal will get further strength and support from this ICD facility, making trade and transport fast and safe.

Transglobal chief executive NS Ramachandran said the INR550 million (US$10.7 million) depot is being promoted as a total logistics operator hub. The ICD has specialised in transport, warehousing and network operations, providing top class and comprehensive services under one roof.

The ICD operations of the group is being supported by a full-fledged skilled team of dedicated people with the latest infrastructure facilities, said the Hindu report. With the commencement of ICTT operations at Vallarpadam, the group has already received invitations from various international companies to join hands for international shipping and logistics support, Mr Ramachandran said.

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