New parking facility at Chennai Container Terminal to reduce congestion
The inauguration of North Gate Facility, in the erstwhile “Iron Ore Area” adjacent to CCT, was presided over by Mr Jeyakumar, Deputy Chairman of Chennai Port Trust and Mr Vimal Bhargavan, TM, Chennai Port Trust, accompanied by Chennai Port Trust and CISF officials on April 10, 2015.
The North Gate facility area is primarily to be used as a parking facility for empty trailers awaiting documents, thereby reducing congestion inside the CCT yard and improving the safety of all stakeholders. Trailers arriving at CCT with export load after offloading containers and without import F 13, are required to exit the terminal through the North Gate. These empty trailers are required to utilise the parking area and, later, with valid import F 13 and relevant documents, are required to enter the terminal through the North Gate again to execute their import transaction.
Cabins have been installed with support facilities to issue the import EIR, and hard control measures have been set up to regulate the traffic. The import EIR transactions are carried out in a systematic manner in minimal time. The benefits of this facility include faster evacuation and streamlined traffic flow inside and outside CCT. Increased safety of all stakeholders is the prime factor in installing the North Gate Facility, emphasised a release.
Commented Mr Jeyakumar, “Augmenting additional facilities for the benefit of all stakeholders and the ex-im trade… is on the agenda of Chennai Port Trust. Re-engineering our processes is the logical way forward.”
Remarked Mr Vimal Bhargavan: “Progressive methods are being initiated on an innovative note to enhance the rate of traffic flow in Chennai Port.”
Said Mr K. Krishnadas, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Chennai, “At DP World, our goal is zero harm with safety as a business-wide issue at the heart of all our operations. We are very focused on safety of our people and stakeholders. The new facility will not only increase operations efficiency by smooth flow of traffic, but will also ensure safety of the drivers.”
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