Dubai-based logistics firm DP World on Thursday, 23 March 2023 announced the launch of a new rail-linked container freight station (CFS) at Hazira, in Gujarat. The facility is capable of handling up to 36,000 containers annually and will serve as a hub for consolidating and de-consolidating cargo, DP World said in a statement.
Besides, it will also facilitate customs clearance, and provide warehousing and distribution services to customers.
“The new CFS represents a significant investment in the region’s infrastructure in the region’s infrastructure and logistics capabilities. Our goal is to help our customers navigate the complexities of global trade,” said Ranadhir Reddy, CEO of Rail, and Inland Terminals at DP World.
DP World said it will also offer value-added services, such as labelling, repackaging, and quality control, to meet the diverse needs of customers in the region.
The new rail-linked CFS will boost economic growth and competitiveness, as well as help drive overall logistics efficiencies in the region, it stated.
“The Port of Hazira is a vital gateway for trade and commerce along the western coast of India.
“We are confident that our newly launched CFS will enhance the port’s role as a critical link in the global supply chain and create new opportunities for businesses by improving their connectivity to the markets they serve,” said Rizwan Soomar, CEO and Managing Director for India Subcontinent & SubSaharan Africa at DP world. The strategic synergies between Hazira port, DP World’s rail linked CFS and multimodal logistics capabilities will enable businesses to expand into new markets while driving cost efficiencies and boosting trade in western, central, and north India, he added.