Port operator APM Terminals Pipavav has committed significant investment to strengthen landside infrastructure in order to meet customer requirements. In its latest initiative it has partnered with Contrans Logistic to develop a warehousing facility in close proximity to the port. This will support both international and domestic storage requirements and offer a range of value-added services to customers.
Additionally, the new logistics facility offers connectivity through international and coastal shipping routes, access to the Indian rail network through the Dedicated Freight Corridor and connects to the road network in Gujarat and the northern hinterland. The multi-modal logistics park (MMLP) was inaugurated by Birna Osk, Chief Commercial Officer APMT Global, Girish Aggarwal, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav and Capt. Rajeev Niroola, Managing Director, Contrans Logistic.
Commenting on the occasion, Girish Aggarwal said, “The MMLP in the vicinity of the port will bring global trade to the area and enable the locals to do global trade seamlessly, thereby unlocking the untapped potential of the region. The MMLP is developed in alignment of Government’s objective of building critical infrastructure, lowering logistics cost and support economic growth along with job creation.”
The new facility is expected to be a focal point for logistics in the Saurashtra region in Gujarat and for the north-west hinterland. The aim is to address the economies of scale associated with integrated warehousing facilities in the region.