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Krishnapatnam, the country’s largest all-weather, deep water port on the east coast of India is all set to revolutionise the export-import trade dynamics for the east-coast of India. Well poised to offer the most efficient and economical route for the export-import trade activities bustling through the eastern corridor, the multimodal connectivity model of the port has been in the recent past drawing special focus on Nagpur, Vidarbha and the other trade heavy regions of central and southern India.
Cargo shipment through Krishnapatnam Port seeks to usher in the desired efficiency in logistics and supply chain management by offering the most ideal route for the traders. The port is also staged to offer efficiency in transit time for all the cargo hailing from China and South Asian countries into Nagpur and the surrounding regions. As a part of is multimodal connectivity model, the port is currently building its association with CONCOR to launch its regular train service connecting Nagpur with the Port.
Anil Yendluri, CEO, Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited, said, “Apart from enhancing route optimisation and offering reduced transactional costs and overall lead time, Krishnapatnam Port is built to offer a multimodal connectivity model which boosts the universal interests of the traders and consignees utilising our port services. Our world-class and technology driven infrastructure further reiterates our claim to offer the most convenient and trade efficient gateway on the eastern periphery of the country.”
The port’s strategic location clubbed with its vast hinterland makes it a preferred choice for
inter- and intra-cargo movements originating from the central and southern parts of India. Import and export cargo shipments from Nagpur have been taking farfetched routes resulting in escalated transport costs while losing out on time.
Vinita Venkatesh, Director, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal, said, “Shipping over KPCT can shave off at least one week’s transit time for Nagpur imports and exports when compared to shipping over west coast ports, especially for eastbound cargo. KPCT offers an excellent rail connectivity partnership with the country’s largest rail operator and excellent east bound and westbound shipping services from the world’s largest liner companies.”
“Traders, CHAs and forwarders in Nagpur are encouraged to extend their licenses and operations to KPCT and benefit from a surge in their business,” she added.
The current transit time from China to Nagpur via JNPT on the older routes, which ranges between 22 to 25 days, can be drastically trimmed down to 15 to 18 days via KPCT. Similarly transit time from Yangon to Nagpur via JNPT is 12 to 15 days, whereas via KPCT, the transit time is 7 to 10 days, thereby providing huge economical and transactional benefits.