With the consistent surge in international trade volumes, the onus of port efficiency lies on expeditious evacuation of containers from the port area. This is because Indian ports are facing hurdles to handle the growing volumes. As a result, the ports have started to manage ship movements, and Container Freight Stations (CFS) have been developed near the ports to relieve the ports off storage capacity and clearance procedures. Globally, the concept of a CFS is known as ‘Off Dock Container Yard’ (CY), which as an extended arm of the port.
A CFS is a place where containers are stuffed, de-stuffed, and segregation of import/ export cargo takes places. All the activities related to Customs clearance of goods for home consumption, warehousing, temporary admissions, re-export, temporary storage for onward transit and outright export and transshipments take place from such stations.
In recent years, many concerns have been raised about the role of CFS in India. These concerns can be categorized into two: a) the concerns of the trade regarding the functioning of CFS and b) the concerns of a CFS regarding the dynamics affecting their operations. This policy brief aims at highlighting both sets of concerns and suggesting measures to overcome the challenges and ensure that both parties effectively contribute to the process of ease of doing business in India.
We are associated with many large CFS Operators in India covering all major ports in the country making it more convenient for you to ship your cargo through MPRS. The Container Freight Stations are well equipped with technology & security and always under 24X7 CCTV Surveillance. We offer flexibility in terms of rates and services as we have contracted terms with the Operators making it simple and easy for you to ship with MPRS.