Maersk opens Chennai container freight station
Maersk India has inaugurated its state-of-the-art Container Freight Station at Ponneri, Chennai, close to the Ennore port on Dec 2, 2009. The facility will provide storage & stripping of laden import container and consolidation of export cargo. It also has a warehousing capacity of 3000 sq m with over 6000 sq m of dedicated trailer parking facility.
Those present on the occasion included Dinesh Lal, Group Director-India-AP Moller-Maersk Group and Chairman, Maersk India Pvt Ltd, GV Naik, Chief Commissioner of Customs, C Rajan, Commissioner of Customs Imports, Naresh Penumaka, Commissioner of Customs Exports and Michael Lund Hansen, Asia Director, AP Moller – Maersk, along with Maersk CFS’ key customers and business partners. The new CFS is spread across 30 acres with the first phase of operations in 12 acres. The new CFS is CTPAT security compliant and fully equipped with modern, owned equipment. The facility is open for use by all Container Shipping Lines, Customs House Agents and Cargo Owners.
“Minimizing environmental impact and ensuring market leading safety standards has been and remains our focus areas. We have created this facility with complete care for the environment and safety standards. We will continue to add value to our customers’ supply chain in a socially responsible manner," said Hans-Henrik Skonning Hansen – South Asia Cluster Manager.
The new facility of Maersk-CFS is situated at No.78, Anuppampattu Village, T.H.Road, Ponneri Taluk, Thiruvallur Dist. Chennai – 601203.