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Krishnapatnam port has first baggage scanner installed at customs office

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.

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