Maersk Line has announced key offerings for
Kerala, aimed at enabling and facilitating trade. These offerings will ensure
easy access to Maersk team round the clock, consistent supply of equipments for
dry and reefer cargo, Remote Container Management and easy trade finance. The
company is leading the way in creating integrated logistical solutions for the
Indian marketplace to help facilitate and add momentum to trade in the region.
Commenting on the occasion, managing
director of Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and
Maldives), Steve Felder said, “At Maersk, we constantly work towards
simplifying trade through our efficient service offerings and add value to our
customers. We will continue to make a Difference in shipping, a difference based
on a distinctive personable approach to business relationships. We look forward
offer our services to the strong EXIM trade community in the region and
facilitate seamless trade”
The new initiative will ensure a
dedicated team of experts in both dry and reefer segment assist customers in
choosing the right transportation solutions for the cargo from departure to
arrival. There would be round the clock accessibility to address all the
queries at the point of origin as well as the destination.
Also there would be separate stack of
containers at yard, primarily for the food grade commodities like tea, spices,
coffee, cashew etc. Maersk’s dedicated yards and containers are accessible all
year round. This enables them to accommodate the cargo at any point and time,
irrespective of the seasonal hindrance.
The shipping company also said that for
any new request E-PTI (Online pre-trip inspection) will take a minimal time of
45 minute while physical PTI takes 2 - 4 hours. So, it’s now easy to gate-in
perishables at the last-minute which allows the customers to plan the pick-ups
few hours before the cut-off.
Another offering is the RCM or Remote
Container Management that ensures that goods arrive in the exact condition as
in the farm to customers’ home. It turns the reefer container into a digitally
connected device. RCM enables monitoring of the temperature and humidity¬ in
the container, handle alarms remotely, complete faster pre-trip inspections and
Maersk also stated that as a shipping
partner, it understands that there is lack of financing options available and
it poses as a major barrier in EXIM trade. With Maersk’s understanding of
global trade, Maersk offers trade financing options along with end to end
shipping solutions to propel the business ambitions of the traders in the
region through Maersk Trade Finance.