Government to re-model cargo evacuation system at ports

Throwing a lifeline to container freight station (CFS) operators, the government is working on an alternative cargo evacuation model to replace the direct port delivery (DPD) scheme. The new system will restore the role of these intermediaries in the supply chain backed by an e-marketplace for truck trailers.
“We are now trying to remodel our cargo evacuation system with the CFS as the fulcrum,” said Gopal Krishna, Shipping Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, in adding, “We are going back to the thinking that was prevalent in the late 1980s when this concept started that the CFS should take the burden of being the first repository of the boxes and thereafter cargo will move.”