DP World envisions Hyderabad as a multi-modal distribution hub for domestic cargo

DP World has been planning to make Container Multimodal Terminals Ltd (CMLT), its Hyderabad Private Freight Terminal (PFT) as a multi-modal distribution hub by leveraging its rail-road transport connectivity and warehouses. DP World has drafted a plan to make the multi-modal distribution hub for Southern India’s cargo.

Notably, CMTL is equipped with a Multi-Modal Logistics Park at Thimmapur (near Hyderabad in Telangana State) with proximity to National Highway 7. The MMLP is equipped with a railway siding and over 250,000 sq.ft. of warehousing to cater to the needs of both domestic and EXIM trade.

During the conference themed “India’s Logistics Sector on the Path of Transformation,” DP World said that Hyderabad will act as the catalyst to drive more trade in the state of Telangana. Besides, DP World has already established private freight terminals and rail-road linkages connecting Hyderabad with other trading hubs across the country.

The conference was organised by the Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Hyderabad. The event saw participation from Mr N. Sivasailam, Special Secretary (Logistics), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, industries and Commerce Department, Government of Telangana.

Mr Chandrashekhar Pitre, Regional Head Commercial & Marketing, DP World Subcontinent, said, “Connecting major trading hubs through multi-modal logistics will help our customers to move their cargo more efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. We are already using Hyderabad as a distribution hub for heavy industries and steel and are planning to extend it to other cargo. The city is a major producer of pharmaceuticals mostly vaccines which would require temperature-sensitive storage and transportation. With our own PFTs, rail siding and cold logistics assets we are well-positioned to help pharmaceutical and other sectors with tailor-made solutions to address their logistics needs.”

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