Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic and even after it, Container Freight Stations (CFS) and Inland Container Depots (ICD) in India have proved their mettle for innovation and collaboration. This approach continues even today, as Allcargo Logistics, which operates India’s widest CFS-ICD network gears up to offer customers a suite of integrated logistics services that complement its impeccable CFS-ICD operations.
With world-class CFS-ICD facilities across Chennai, Dadri, Kolkata, Mumbai and Mundra, Allcargo offers its customers end-to-end services that include bonded and non-bonded warehousing, import and export handling, Direct Port Delivery (DPD) and many others. With over 30 years of expertise and experience, Allcargo’s trademark excellence and relentless commitment to safety is what customers rely on.
With a commitment to always deliver customer satisfaction, Allcargo’s CFS business has earned the trust and confidence of customers. With dedication and ingenuity, it has been at the forefront offering diverse solutions and services that cater to the export-import business which has evolved over the decades. This relentless commitment to excellence and strong customer relationships have stood the company in good faith, even when the COVID-19 pandemic tested capabilities during the first wave and second wave. Allcargo had and continues to collaborate and partner with customers to deliver effective and efficient customer experiences.
Onward, forward towards a one-stop solution
“Customers today increasingly seek and prefer the convenience of single window solutions that are reliable, customisable and cost-efficient as they create resilient global and domestic supply chains. Allcargo together with its group companies, ECU Worldwide and Gati-KWE, precisely addresses this growing expectation with a bouquet of solutions that include global imports, exports with LCL and FCL services and the wide footprint of CFS and ICD facilities backed by express distribution and last mile delivery to over 19,800 PIN Codes in the country, says Suresh Kumar, CEO - India, Allcargo Logistics.
Allcargo’s CFS, ICD facilities are strategically located in close proximity of ports, industrial hubs and consumption centres. The significant locational advantage enables faster evacuation from ports to warehouses. Digital capabilities like RFID tracking, e-bill of lading, e-invoicing, automated alerts and other innovative solutions further make the entire process seamless and swift.
Integrated services creating customer delight
Gati-KWE, one of India’s premier express distribution companies and now an Allcargo company, has a coverage spanning the whole of India. Importers can thus explore to and fro movements of goods and delivery services right into India’s hinterlands, along with CFS operations and solutions that are optimized for effectiveness.
On the other hand, with Allcargo’s NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) services across 2400 direct trade lanes for LCL and more than 180 countries in the world, CFS customers can ship their cargo to any part of the globe with ease. Allcargo’s state-of-the-art platform ECU360, facilitates door-to-door quotes and bookings for 52 markets across the world.
What this essentially means for Allcargo’s CFS-ICD customers is unmatched convenience, faster turnaround times, optimized operations and consequently, better potential for business growth and profitability.
Going the extra mile with warehousing and distribution
Going forward, Allcargo is gearing up to offer warehousing facilities that match international standards across a vast expanse of 3,00,000 – 4,00,000 sq. ft. in the vicinity of Nhava Sheva, Mumbai. When operational, it is likely to be of great interest, especially for DPD customers that prefer facilities close to the port and demand rapid cargo movements. A distribution centre around the warehouse will only bolster Allcargo’s CFS products and services further.
A reefer hub within the facility, being designed to specifically cater to agricultural imports that require temperature-controlled storage and movements, has the potential to be a much-sought-after value-added offering.
With economies operating in the new normal, more and more customers will seek integrated services such as the kind offered by Allcargo, to make business operations smoother. Integrated services are what new-age discerning customers seek in their quest for enhanced efficiency and Allcargo’s CFS customers have just the right opportunities to make their winning move.