APM Terminals launches integrated cold chain solutions in India
APM Terminals inaugurated its first state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse in India, which will ensure reliable and stable transport of refrigerated cargo, including goods such as fish, fruits, medicines, and specialty chemicals, which require strict temperature contol throughout the supply chain.
Customers will benefit from plugin facilities for cold warehousing, customs examination and clearance service under controlled temperature, value-added services like palletization and packaging, on-wheel customs seal verification, and bonded cargo movement to different seaports and airports. These services are available for both domestic and international import/export customers.
Spread over 10,000 sq. meters, the cold chain solutions facility is the first of its kind in South India which is integrated with APM Terminals’ container freight station. The facility will offer customs clearance facilitation and proximity to the ports of Chennai, Ennore, Kattupalli and Krishnapattnam with round the clock accessibility.
An additional cold chain solutions facility for domestic use has been built nearby the container freight station. Located in Ponneri, one of the fastest growing suburbs of Chennai, the facilities were built using the latest technologies and inaugurated by M. Ajit Kumar, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai Zone and included government dignitaries, customers and Dries van Dongen, Global Head of Inland Services for APM Terminals.