in focus: Catalysing the chemical warehousing business
In focus
Uran CFS: Catalysing the chemical warehousing business


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ACCI's new state-of-the-art chemical warehousing facility in Uran houses top industry giants

Avvashya CCI (ACCI) expanded its footprint in India on December 5, 2018, when it inaugurated its first warehouse in Uran, on the outskirts of Mumbai close to the JNPT port. The opening ceremony was attended by the lead team of ACCI and its primary clients, who subsequently planted saplings to mark the occasion.

Amenities and facilities provided

The state-of-the-art warehousing facility is spread across 170,000 sq ft and specialises in chemical storage. Managed by ACCI's team of around 80 trained professionals, it is well-equipped with all the amenities, making it the best warehouse in the vicinity. Armed with water sprinklers, alarm systems, smoke detectors, and other safety devices, it is fire complaint and has all necessary permissions in place. It boasts of offering 14,400 pallet positions, FM2 flooring, ample parking space for offloading material, and 24X7 security team for vigilance and safety monitoring though CCTV.

Specialised capabilities

Chemical warehousing is capital and labour intensive and carries with it the risks and possibilities of fires, burns, inhalation of toxic fumes, and impact on the environment. It requires strict adherence to standards related to the safety of people, material and the environment, and also necessitates the presence of professional manpower trained in handling chemicals and materials that may be classified as hazardous. Continuous safety and security training and mock safety drills at regular intervals to all its specialised staff and executives are imparted at the warehouse.

ACCI enjoys an edge over competition on account of its robust adherence to all statutory norms and implementation of minute details concerning safety and environment protection. Over the years, ACCI has claimed the leadership position in being one of India's best logistics service providers for the chemicals industry. Winning the 'Best Warehouse Service Provider' award from the customer for the third consecutive year serves as a testimony to its commitment to safety, sustainability, social responsibility and services offered.

Presence and future plans

ACCI has a pan-India warehousing capacity of 2 million sq ft While ACCI caters to the top 25 global chemical giants and Indian conglomerates in the region, the company is all set to increase its capacity by 25 per cent by 2021-22.

ACCI also has an operational presence in Bengaluru and Chennai in the south and Kolkata in the east. The organisation also provides specialised services like general warehousing (racked and block), custom bonded warehousing, and temperature control and PESO warehousing. Add to this the various value added services that ACCI provides to its customers at the warehouse, in addition to the regular receipt, storage and delivery functions, which enables the company to maintain its numero uno position.

The special amenities and expertise needed for chemical warehousing serve as a deterrent and entry barrier for many enterprises within the warehousing industry. This is where ACCI shines and proves its mettle with its experience, capabilities and necessary certifications, as under:

  • Allcargo Logistics has been conferred with the prestigious Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) — LO Certificate (Custodian) status by Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 — Being OHSAS certified, we ensure all safety security and environment guidelines are complied with as part of our commitment to safety and the environment.
  • We are one of the first companies in India who successfully qualified for LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) membership in the Lifting Equipment and Hiring Category. This prestigious certification re-affirms that our technical, operational and safety standards are in line with the global best practices.
  • GSV (CT-PAT) compliant
  • IATA certified
  • CRISIL AA-certified
  • ICRA AA certified
  • ISO 9000:2000 and ISO 9000:2008 (for all locations)
  • ACCI's first warehouse in Uran inaugurated on December 5, 2018, specialising in chemical storage
  • The facility spreads across 170,000 sq ft, has 80 trained ACCI professionals managing it, and is fire and other safety compliant, with all necessary permissions in place
  • The warehouse boasts of 14,400 pallet positions, FM2 flooring, ample parking space, and a 24X7 security team
  • The facility is fully compliant as per laws governing chemical warehousing, taking into account safety of people, material and the environment