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New Delhi, Feb. 22

STAR Track Terminals Pvt Ltd, a container freight station jointly developed by Maersk India Pvt Ltd and Container Corporation of India Ltd within the inland container depot (ICD) complex at Dadri in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, has commenced full-fledged operations as a common user facility.

The facility was declared fully operational on February 17 by Mr S.K. Goel, Commissioner of Customs, Noida Commissionerate, by Customs clearing and flagging off the first import container.

The freight station of Star Track Terminals occupies 45,000 sq mt of the ICD Dari Complex with a capacity to accommodate 75,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum in the first stage.

As per the joint venture agreement, Star Track Terminals has the right to develop a further 20,000 sq mt and expand the station which will increase the total capacity to 1,25,000 TEUs.

The freight station has modern infrastructure for container handling and Custom-bonded warehousing.

It also has facilities to handle other value-added services to container trade such as fully-computerised system for cargo and yard management, security with armed guards, closed circuit televesion, access control and customs clearance facility at site with EDI linkage.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated February 23, 2005)
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