Balmer Lawrie opens Container Freight Station in Vizag

Balmer Lawrie, a diverse PSE with presence in manufacturing and services sectors has opened a Container Freight Station (CFS) in Vizag. Balmer Lawrie partnered with VPA for setting up an MMLH spread over 53 acres to meet the growing logistic demands of the region. Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, set up a Multi Modal Logistic Hub (MMLH) in JV with Visakhapatnam Port Authority (VPA), Visakhapatnam Port Logistics Park Limited (VPLPL). Capable of handling Exim and domestic cargo, the Exim area will have CFS, warehousing, cold storage/temperature-controlled warehouse, open cargo storage, hazardous and non-hazardous cargo handling among others. The existing facility of VPLPL is in line with PM’s Gati Shakti initiative. This apart, there is potential of leveraging Electronic Cargo Monitoring System for cargo movement to Nepal, Bangladesh through VPLPL. This is the only facility with refrigeration facility and has a huge potential for movement of refrigerated cargo as well. The CFS in VPLPL, spread over 25 acres, is the only other facility in Vizag (other than CONCOR), which has rail connectivity with the port.
This will facilitate faster movement of containers from the port, besides reducing the congestion on the road. The CFS operations within the multi-modal Logistics Park of Visakhapatnam Port Logistics Park Ltd, commenced in the presence of Shri Adika Ratna Sekhar on 24 April 2023 in Visakhapatnam.