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Coastal shipping service from Kakinada to Cochin port to carry rice

Avana Logistek limited will launch a regular coastal shipping service between Kakinada port to Cochin Port shortly to transport Food Corporation of India rice stocks from the Andhra Pradesh Port for the public distribution system in Kerala.

A spokesman of the company said they have entered into a two year contract with FCI to supply rice to Kerala.

A new regular service has been launched by Avana Logistek Ltd, formerly known as Shreyas Relay Systems Ltd, a Transworld Group company. The company’s first coastal container service was initiated at Kakinada Port with the arrival of SSL Mumbai on August 21, 2018,

 The deployment of the vessel will be done in the east coast and it will have the following port rotation with ten day routine. Krishnapatnam, Haldia, Paradip, Kakinada and back to Krishnapatnam

Coastal shipping is considered a safer, low-cost and eco-friendly mode of transport compared to road and rail. Transworld Group is the industry leader in the domestic coastal sector, delivering services that are efficient, dependable and cost-effective to its customers. The new service will ensure seamless connectivity between ports along the two coasts and Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Ltd which is the first company into coastal container services linking all major ports in the country.

 A spokesman of Avana Logistek said the company is looking at opportunities to increase its portfolio of coastal shipping services by being the first company to launch coastal container shipping services from the port of Kakinada,

The company has embarked upon on running a weekly seamless connectivity between the east and west coast of India. It has also started booking cargo from Gujarat and West Bengal to Kakinada, which shall enable all private rice millers to send the rice from Kakinada to Cochin in a cost-effective manner.

 

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