APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia has opened a new reefer services facility in Dighode, Nhava Sheva. Strategically located 17 kilometers from the JNPT Port in Mumbai, it will deliver a one-stop solution for reefer customers dealing in commodities requiring controlled atmosphere and temperature. The opening ceremony was attended by key shipping lines and reefer customers.
The facility adheres to Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) standards (the globally accepted standards for reefers) and has Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) certified technicians. The facility can handle 3000 refrigerated containers with world-class diagnostic equipment, an onsite 24/7 team of technicians and delivers one of the highest pre-trip Inspection success rates – to ensure high quality performance of the reefer machinery in use. Other features include modern repair workshops, container survey stations, pre-trip inspection points, washing bays, and container handling equipment.
The strategic location, next to India’s largest port is designed to help customers with better turn-around-time and cost & operational efficiencies in their supply chains.
Shipping lines, importers and exporters need to have perfectly functioning reefers to successfully grow their business.
The positive outlook and growth in the cold chain segment has fuelled the demand for reefers in India. “A real gap existed for dedicated reefer solutions in India. This exclusive facility aligns with our vision to create the industry’s benchmark for world-class reefer services in South Asia,” added Mr. Ajit Venkataraman, Managing Director, APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd.
The company recently rebranded its Equipment Maintenance and Repairs division to now be called Container Services Division, citing the wide range of container solutions beyond maintenance and repair activities.
About Container Services Division:
The Container Services Division of APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia has a team of 200 professionals that operates a portfolio in Mumbai (two facilities including a dedicated reefer services facility), Chennai, Dadri and Pipavav. Services offered include reefer repair, container management and maintenance, garment-on-hanger fabrication, heavy equipment repair, technical repairs, reefer services and flexi-tank cage fabrication amongst others.
About APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd.
APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. is part of APM Terminals- a leading global port and cargo inland services provider with a presence in 69 countries providing the world’s most geographically balanced global terminal network.
APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. is a specialist in inland services offering container freight stations (CFS) with a total bonded yard area of 2.6 million sq. ft.) and container solutions through facilities in Nhava Sheva, Chennai, Dadri, Pipavav and Tuticorin. Its services include innovative, high-tech and integrated inland container logistics solutions.