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Parekh Group flags off container freight station

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Mumbai , Sept. 20

THE Parekh Group has made its foray into container freight operation when it launched the Seabird Container Freight Station on Monday.

The group, which handles 80,000 containers per annum, has christened the new company Seabird Marine Services Pvt Ltd. The freight station would be located at the Dronagiri Node near the Jawaharlal Nehru Port.

The CFS, which is spread over nearly 25,000 sq. mt, has a capacity to handle up to 4,000 TEUs per month. This includes 18,345 sq mt of paved open area and 9,000 sq mt of multi-storeyed covered area.

According to a press release, the company has claimed that its 8.5-metre high export warehouse was one of the tallest such facilities in JNPT.

The CFS, with an annual capacity of nearly 50,000 TEUs, will help a certain extent to mitigate the congestion problem that has been confronting the port, including the P&O-run Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), trade sources say.

The Seabird CFS, with cargo lifts, fork lifts, reach-stackers and temperature controlled warehousing facility, was completed in 13 months.

The group flagship company, Parekh Marines primarily handles the account of Delmas, France for shipments to and from Africa as also Sinokor, Korea for feeder operations between Colombo, Nhava Sheva and Dubai.

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