PSA International’s subsidiaries Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) and Chennai International Terminals Private Limited (CITPL) jointly hosted a trade meet in Hyderabad last month. The event, attended by around 80 exporters, importers, freight forwarders, shipping lines and trade associations, showcased the facilities and the services provided by both BMCT, the newest terminal in Jawaharlal Nehru Port, and CITPL, claimed to be the most productive terminal on the east coast of India.
The occasion was welcomed by attendees. Ahmed Shaik, Branch Manager, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and General Secretary, Hyderabad Steamer Agents Association (HYSAA), said: “This is the first trade meet by a terminal operator from Mumbai, to engage the trade partners in Hyderabad and to explain to us the various initiatives. I look forward to the expansion of the Hyderabad – Chennai trade lanes, and to take advantage of the seamless connectivity and services offered for reefer cargo from Hyderabad to BMCT.”
Officials from the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) highlighted the fact that CONCOR Hyderabad and BMCT are working on the possibility of setting up of dedicated trains with fixed schedules. This, it was agreed, would benefit the trade tremendously.