India has announced the introduction of export and import service offerings at
Kakinada port in Andhra Pradesh. This end to end service (store door) will
enable customers in the region to reach global touch points.
said that this offering will help the container shipping company to
containerise cargo at its origin, cut out wastage and complexities of dealing
with multiple vendors and help move it to the Kakinada port in a cost-effective
manner. This will have a direct bearing on rice farmers and growers in the
region that would benefit from the ease that it brings and makes customers
compete successfully in key rice export markets like Europe, Mediterranean,
Middle East and the United States.
on this development, Steve Felder, Managing Director, Maersk Line (India, Sri
Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, and Bhutan) said, We are excited to
announce the addition of these services in Kakinada. This port is strategically
located with Amaravati the new capital of Andhra Pradesh being closer to the
port. This will add to our hinterland coverage for regions such as Rajahmundry,
Bhimavaram, and Hyderabad. This is another initiative to understand our
customers better and grow with them.
End to end
offerings (store door service) for import and export services will also enable
last mile connectivity for customers in Kakinada. Seamless availability
of Rice fit equipment for Rice Exports will further enable ease of doing
business. By providing such facilities, Maersk line is helping to create a
dynamic business platform.
port is the main gateway port for the rich agricultural belt of East Coast of
India. The exports from Kakinada include agricultural products such as rice,
seafood, chemicals, oil meals, corn, iron ore, bio-fuel etc. Waste Paper, wood
pulp, cashew are some the main items of import.
Maersk Line services at Kakinada will include
cargo stuffing and de-stuffing at the port location, weekly rail connectivity
between Hyderabad and Kakinada, weekly feeder service from Kakinada to Colombo
and end to end offerings that will reduces wastage, multiple handling of cargo