APM Terminals Inland Services has inaugurated its new ‘state-of-the-art’ Inland Container Depot and supply chain solutions facility in the Pune district in Maharashtra state.
The new facility, which is over 12 acres in area, will handle more than 60,000 containers annually to serve one of India’s fastest-growing hubs for industrial development and manufacturing.
Services include Customs clearance, bonded and non-bonded warehousing, empty container acceptance, transportation solutions and container repairs.
The facility, located 150 kilometers inland from Mumbai, will support regional industries and manufacturing.
A.P. Moller-Maersk CEO, Soren Skou attended the ceremony to highlight the importance of the facility and its link to the company’s vision to be the global integrator of container logistics.
He stated: “Maersk Transport & Logistics is uniquely positioned to develop a one stop solution for all customers’ needs around container logistics.
“This Inland Container Depot and integrated solutions facility is an example of how we can enable our customers to be even more efficient and give their business a competitive advantage in the market.”
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APM Terminals is a historical player and pioneer in India’s ports and inland services.
The logistics branch of Maersk is an operator for the largest container terminal serving the commercial and financial hub of Mumbai, the west coast gateway port of Pipavav.
APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia, specializes in the inland movement of cargo using an integrated network of container freight stations, inland container depots, warehousing, transportation and container solutions through nine facilities in Nhava Sheva, Chennai, Dadri, Mundra, Pipavav, Pune, and Tuticorin.
Ajit Venkataraman, APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia Managing Director, said: “We have worked closely with our customers to accommodate Pune’s significant flow of imports and exports and we can help keep the supply chain simple, cost-effective and efficient.”