The customs office of Krishnapatnam Port has got installed its first
baggage scanner at the port. The purpose of installing this scanner was to make
the cargo clearance speedily and smoothly and in efficient manner for its
traders. Apart from this the scanner will ensure safety and security at the
port, says a release.
The scanner along with the metal detector was installed at the port with
the special focus being laid on encouraging and increasing volumes of
containerised trade through the port in future.
Commenting on this occasion Mr. Anil Yendluri, CEO, KPCL said ‘’With the
scanner and metal detector it would make us possible for direct delivery of
services to the traders and we are set for achieving 2.5 lakh of containers per
year through Krishnapatnam Port container Terminal”.
Customs and Central Excise officer Shri S. Khader Rahman said that ‘’We
have invested a revenue of Rs 1, 650 cr and
are expecting Rs 2000 crore this year
end through this baggage scanner at Krishnapatnam Port. With the new facility,
the containers could be delivered more quickly’’.
The scanner was inaugurated by Shri S. Khader Rahman – Commissioner of
Central Excise in presence of Shri. Anil Yendluri, CEO & Director -
Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited, Shri.M Rama Mohana Rao, I.R.S., Joint
Commissioner of Customs, Krishnapatnam Custom House (KPCH), Shri. K Ramarao,
Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), KPCH, Shri.V Venkateshwaran
Rao, Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Docks), KPCH, Shri. Jithendra
Nimmagadda, Chief Operating Officer, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal
Limited and Shri.VVSN Murthy, Chief Advisor, Customs, CVR Group of Companies.