New Delhi: Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd, a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, has unveiled its new 43,000 sqft state-of-the-art warehousing facility at its Container Freight Station (CFS) in Kolkata. Balmer Lawrie’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Adika Ratna Sekhar inaugurated the warehouse in the presence of Directors and senior officials of the company. Balmer Lawrie, an end-to-end Logistics Service provider with state-of-the-art infrastructure pan India, has been aggressively enhancing its presence in the warehousing industry.
With warehouses in its CFSs and cold chain Units across the country, Balmer Lawrie has a general and temperature-controlled warehouse in Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone along with warehousing facilities at the multi-modal logistics hub in Visakhapatnam. The cold chain warehouses are ably supported by the company’s own fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles.
Post pandemic, the Eastern Region saw a surge in demand for warehousing space primarily on account of Intermediate storage of EXIM cargo and this trend is expected to stay in vogue. Demand has also been observed in Less than Container Load (LCL) import and exports cargo domain wherein warehousing storage is a basic prerequisite.
The CFS at Kolkata was operating with warehousing space of 45,000 sqft and to fuel its ambitious growth plan and cater to the increasing demand for warehousing space, Balmer Lawrie further added 43,000 sqft to its present capacity, totalling it to 87,000 sqft. It is expected that the new warehouse will help in generating additional revenue for the unit coupled with growth in volumes. The new warehouse will also give CFS Kolkata an edge over its competition.
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