DP World launches first rail-linked CFS at Hazira

Global provider of smart integrated supply chain solutions, DP World has launched a new rail-linked Container Freight Station (CFS) in Hazira, Gujarat. The state-of-the-art facility, located near port of Hazira, is expected to enhance the region’s trade and logistics efficiency, benefiting both local and international businesses.

The newly launched CFS spread over an area of 6 acres is capable of handling up to 36,000 containers annually. The facility is equipped with advanced technology and security systems, as well as specialized equipment for handling various types of cargo, including perishables and hazardous materials. The world class CFS will boost economic growth and competitiveness, as well as help drive overall logistics efficiencies in the region.

Rizwan Soomar, CEO and Managing Director – India Subcontinent and Sub-Saharan Africa, DP World said, “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. 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.”

“We’re excited to open this new CFS, which represents a significant investment in the region’s infrastructure and logistics capabilities,” said Ranadhir Reddy, CEO of DP World Rail and Inland Terminals.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest level of service, efficiency, and security, and to help them navigate the complexities of global trade.”

DP World’s CFS will serve as a hub for consolidating and deconsolidating cargo, facilitating customs clearance, and providing warehousing and distribution services. It will offer value-added services, such as labelling, repackaging, and quality control, to meet the diverse needs of customers. The facility is expected to play a crucial role in facilitating the flow of goods and information, reducing costs and delays, and improving the overall efficiency and competitiveness of the logistics industry.

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