MUMBAI: Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the Maersk Group moved the 1st ever container shipment from Visakhapatnam to Nepal. Maersk Line’s maiden rake left Vishakhapatnam on 6thof June, which will offer a guaranteed fixed transit time from load port till ICD Birgunj.
Chennai Express which has high schedule reliability will call on Vishakhapatnam once a week with multiple feeders sailing during the week that will help customers to carry shipments globally. This service offering is aimed at Ease of Doing Business and increasing transparency by providing customers with an end-to-end delivery mechanism. This entails one stop solution such as online payment, handling documents, DO issuance and clearing cargo all at Nepal itself.
Mr Franck Dedenis, Managing Director, Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh) said, “I am very pleased to announce this 1st ever direct service from Vizag to Nepal.
We have been serving the Nepal market for over two decades. Last September, I had mentioned that we wanted to expand our offerings in Birgunj to increase accessibility and transparency to our customers in the region. We believe we have delivered on that promise to provide customers with an alternate, provide an end to end delivery mechanism and Ease of Doing Business with transaction facility in Nepal. We are committed to serving our customers to help grow their businesses in a cost-effective, transparent way.”
Key benefits for customers of using this service till Birgunj, Nepal
Fixed transit time till ICD Birgunj – ML will offer a guaranteed fixed transit time from load port till ICD Birgunj. Customer will know in advance of cargo reaching ICD Birgunj, making business more efficient, saving inventory costs, detention costs and allied costs.
Fixed customs activity till ICD Birgunj – ML will offer only one fixed transshipment permit, customer transit documents and custom permission charge which will end the market practice of charging different clearance charges, thus ensuring transparency and cost savings.
Fixed transportation charges – ML will offer fixed transportation charges depending on weight of cargo without any additional costs.
Mother vessel connection at Visakhapatnam Port – ML’s CHX vessel to call once a week with multiple feeders sailing during the week that will help customers to carry bulk shipments.
Online payment of charges – ML’s online payments of transactional charges makes its seamless and easy. It makes manual payment process redundant.
Online tracking facility of cargo till Birgunj – ML’s innovative technology makes it easier for customers to track their cargo in real-time.
Single window solution – ML will be the single point of contact for the shipping, transportation and custom related activities. Customers will save time, money, coordination and allied efforts to bringing the cargo to their doorstep.
Increased efficiencies – ML to provide end to end solutions for all transportation needs which gives customers to focus on their businesses.
Ease of doing business – Empty drop off at Birgunj, the main catchment area in Nepal, will allow customers to get faster cargo clearances for imported shipments.
Deliver cargo till Birgunj – ML will carry containers till Birgunj and provide one-stop services for transshipment permits, CTD and custom permission documentation.