APM Terminals Inland Services’ integrated Inland Container Depot (ICD) and supply chain solutions facility at Chakan, India has been awarded an environmental clearance certificate by the Indian government.
The certification authorises the facility to store, handle, transport, and deliver hazardous chemicals in any form – a critical requirement for any industry dealing with chemicals in domestic and international trade and a key safeguard for the environment.
The purpose of the environmental clearance certificate is to identify, examine, assess and evaluate the likely and probable impacts of a proposed project or activity on the environment.
This the first time the certification has been awarded to an ICD in India.
India is the third largest chemical producer in Asia and its domestic industry is projected to reach $403bn by 2025, according to APM Terminals.
Ajit Venkataraman, APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia Managing Director, said, “We realised that the lack of facilities with environmental clearance for storage and handling of chemical cargo was impeding various regional industries and manufacturers from taking their business to the next level.”
APM Terminals Inland Services’ facility is equipped with a yard capable of handling 60,000 containers annually.
It has a bonded and non-bonded export-import warehouse and a domestic warehouse as well as services including customs clearance, empty container acceptance, transportation solutions and container repairs.
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