India: APM Terminals launches integrated cold chain solutions

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India: APM Terminals launches integrated cold chain solutions

Dutch company APM Terminals has inaugurated its first state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse in India, which it expects will ensure the reliable and stable transport of cargo, including goods such as fish, fruits, medicines, and specialty chemicals.

In a release, the group said the facilities would provide refrigerated container plug-in facilities for cold warehousing with services ranging from customs examination to clearance under controlled temperature.

Value-added services such as packaging, on-wheel customs seal verification and bonded cargo movement to different seaports and airports, will also be available.

The cold chain solutions facility is spread over 10,000 square meters in Ponneri, one of the fastest growing suburbs of Chennai.

"India has seen an increasing demand for temperature and humidity controlled products especially frozen foods and pharmaceutical products for both domestic consumption as well as international export," said Dries van Dongen, APM Terminals' global head of inland services.

"In line with this trend, and backed by our strong experience in handling temperature controlled cargo, we’ve invested in not only offering global standards of cold chain solutions, but also offering export-import cold chain solutions within our container freight station, for the first time in South India."

The facilities were inaugurated by M. Ajit Kumar, chief commissioner of customs, Chennai Zone, in the presence of van Dongen, officials from different Government offices, and key customers on the April 12, 2018.


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