APM Terminals Pipavav launched the rail-out by bill of lading service that allows consignees to get their containers railed out on the same rake/same day from APM Terminals Pipavav port so that all containers under one Bill of Lading can be cleared together at destination with less hassle.

For sea shipments, shipping lines issue a bill of lading with the specific number of containers according to details provided by shippers/exporters. APM Terminals Pipavav offers rail-out of import containers grouped by bill of lading (B/L).

“This supports the government of India’s ease of doing business initiative,” reads the release.
At the discharge port, due to differences in discharge timing, most of the time containers under the same B/L get stacked separately. This results in the rail-out of these containers on different rakes/different days (First-in First-out principal).

This saves considerable cost and time for importers on consignments planned for inland/hinterland locations. The service is available to any shipping line, NVOCC, consignee or their forwarders or agents.

“Note that this service does not provide an early/priority rail out. It’s an assurance/support that the nominated containers will rail out together on a single rake. All containers would follow First in- First out principle,” it reads.

Consignees/forwarders/agents will be charged $12/TEU or $ 16/FFE for the service

Source : ITLN