After successfully launching its first Temperature Controlled Warehouse (TCW) in Sonepat, BOXCOLD has moved its first EXIM consignment of Kiwi Fruits from Bandar Abbas for M/s Devbhumi Agri Products Ltd.
This movement will be a shot in the arm for fruit importers in Northern India who were suffering with erratic schedules and lack of adequate infrastructure for direct deliveries of perishable into North India.
The Cold Chain space in India is largely domestic in nature and the JMB GROUP has always maintained that they would like to bring in their experience in EXIM logistics into play BOXCOLD TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED WAREHOUSE (TCW) IN SONEPAT to become the pioneers in EXIM Cold chain logistics in India.
The consignment was moved in 2 x 40ft Reefers from the port of Bandar Abbas on the 9 th of February 2018 and it reached Mundra on the 11 th of Feb 2018 which reached DICT New Delhi on the 16 th of Feb 2018. The container was customs cleared on the same day and moved to the Boxcold warehouse in Sonepat for storage. Utmost care was taken to maintain the temperature at 2 degrees throughout the transit.
Boxcold started operations of its first TCW in Sonepat in November 2017. The state of the art facility has a capacity of 8300 pallet positions with 19 independent chambers capable of catering to multiple products. The warehouse offers possibilities of storage in Ambient, Frozen and Chilled conditions. Boxcold will also be offering Bonded storage in a couple of chambers in the warehouse.
The warehouse is being operated in collaboration with Coldman Logistics Pvt Ltd one the leading names in the Coldchain space in India with facilities across the country.
Within two months of starting operations TCW is running at 85 % Occupancy which are expected to be stored here.
Boxcold also intends to start its own reefer container service shortly, to start with the service will be operated on the Iran – Kandla - DICT- Iran route.
In collaboration with its group company ICT which operates the terminals both at Kandla and in Sonepat. Boxcold will ensure complete control on the movement until the cargo is stored at the Boxcold warehouse. The groups rail logistics division RIPL also owns the power packs required for maintaining the temperature setting even during the rake movement.
The fruits have been moved to the Boxcold TCW. Post storage the fruits are being delivered in part loads as per the clients requirement to the Azadpur Fruit market in New Delhi.
Boxcold will be organizing movement of Apples ex-USA for this customer.
Boxcold will replicate the door- to-door logistics for the import requirement of customers for other products such as food stuff and pharmaceuticals in the future.
The J M BAXI GROUP’s infrastructure and the experience of personnel in the Reefer-Exim space will ensure complete control of the movement for the end customer.