A new regular service has been launched by Avana Logistek Ltd, formerly known as Shreyas Relay Systems Ltd, a Transworld Group company. The company’s first coastal container service was initiated at Kakinada Port with the arrival of SSL Mumbai on August 21, 2018, informed a release.
Coastal shipping is considered a safer, low-cost and eco-friendly mode of transport compared to road and rail. Transworld Group is the industry leader in the domestic coastal sector, delivering services that are efficient, dependable and cost-effective to its customers. The new service will ensure seamless connectivity between ports along the two coasts and Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Ltd which is the first company into coastal container services linking all major ports in the country.
The deployment of the vessel has been done under the existing East Coast and will have the following port rotation with 10 day routine: Krishnapatnam-Haldia-Paradip-Kakinada-Krishnapatnam. It will cater to the East Godavari area which is known as the rice bowl of India.
Mr Muraleedharan, Business Head, Avana Logistek, said Avana is looking at opportunities to increase its portfolio of coastal shipping services by being the first company to launch coastal container shipping services from the port of Kakinada, thereby embarking on providing weekly seamless connectivity between the east and west coast of India. It has also started booking cargo from Gujarat and West Bengal to Kakinada, which shall enable all private rice millers to send the rice from Kakinada to Cochin in a cost-effective manner.
He added that Avana Logistek has again bagged a contract from FCI for the movement of rice from Kakinada to Kerala depots for 2 years, which will strengthen the Kakinada services, the release said.