When it comes to logistics services like LCL, FCL, Container Freight Station (CFS) and Inland Container Depot (ICD) operations, Project Logistics, Contract Logistics, etc. safety of their has been and continues to be one of the key concerns for businesses. It’s no wonder then that so many of them choose to rely on India’s largest integrated logistics services provider operating the country’s widest CFS network.
Business landscapes are evolving, global supply chains are getting disrupted and restructured, and the logistics ecosystem is getting streamlined and digitalised. However, irrespective of this transition journey, safety reigns supreme as the one constant that is critical and non-negotiable.
“As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about safety have come to the fore even more and the logistics industry is no exception. Businesses seek reassurance of cargo shipment transportation, storage and delivery without any breakage, damage or regulatory breach while still maintaining all COVID-19 care and precautionary measures. For us at Allcargo, being vigilant about safety is second nature and this near-obsession drives us to ensure safety and security of customers’ cargo shipments across all CFS-ICD locations and facilities”, says Prakash Tulsiani, CEO – CFS-ICD, Allcargo Logistics.
World-class CFS services with the promise of safety
Offering an extensive coverage across the country, Allcargo Logistics operates India’s widest CFS-ICD network that spans Mumbai, Mundra, Kolkata, Chennai and Dadri.
Connectivity within India and across countries in and around the Indian subcontinent, facilities that match international standards, capabilities in handling various types of cargo including Dangerous Goods (DG) cargo and hazardous material as well as Over-Dimensional Cargo (ODC) and excellent customer service from expert professionals are the hallmarks of Allcargo’s CFS services.
When businesses partner with India’s widest CFS network operated by Allcargo, they are assured of safety and security of their cargo owing to the various international standards and certifications that the facilities adhere to as a prerequisite to carrying out Exim trade by complying with stringent checks and measures. All facilities are OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 9001:2008, AEO certified and Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) compliant. An AEO tag indicates that the business plays a secure role in the supply chain and that the customs procedures are compliant while C-TPAT offers access to free and secure trade lanes (FAST) at land borders that helps reduce freight transportation times.
Always on the guard with pilferage-free facilities and constant CCTV monitoring, the CFS-ICD facilities are ideal for customers who want to reduce the stress of their safety concerns. Digitally enabling processes with E-tariff, e-Proforma and e-Payment technology not just ensures consistency in maintaining records but also significantly reduces human errors and reassures customers of seamless, impeccable solutions that work just right for their business. A digital control tower helps keep track of activities at the CFS, and web and mobile technologies make real-time, accurate track and trace of containers possible.
When the times get tough, safety beefs up
With logistics coming under essential services, India’s widest CFS-ICD network has been up and running all along. Many CFSs have stepped up to find innovative, collaborative solutions for cargo storage to make sure that ports don’t get choked and global trade doesn’t come to a standstill.
While keeping operations running, COVID-19 care and safety for all staff members, customers, security staff, equipment operators, handlers, drivers, and all other stakeholders have been given utmost importance and all prescribed precautionary measures continue to be followed.
- Compulsory use of masks, sanitizers and face-shields as needed
- Temperature checks for all staff members and customers entering the premises
- Prominent markings and signages to ensure social distancing in queues as well as common areas like washrooms, cafeterias and reception
- Sanitization of all documents and parcels being received in the premises
- COVID-19 awareness and safety training held for all staff members and support staff
- Regular disinfection of the premises as per prescribed norms
- Monitoring and keeping track of the health of everyone working at the premises
- Operating with minimal staff in order to comply with the need for social distancing
During times like these when adherence to the most stringent global safety standards has become more a necessity than a choice, perhaps the best decision businesses can take is to partner with a global organisation like Allcargo Logistics that operates India’s widest CFS network while also providing safe, secure cargo transportation across more than 2400 direct trade lanes for LCL and a global network operating through more than 300 offices in over 160 countries.