In response to the requirement from various exporters and their respective intermediaries, to offload their containers on forward looking multiple VIA’s whose gates have not yet been open; APM Terminals Pipavav is pleased to inform that effective 1st August 2021, exporter can directly or through their nominated intermediatory avail the service of a “Buffer Yard” at the port, it said in a Customer Advisory statement.

Through this exporters can offload their planned container in a secure and safe environment in the port before gating in the container for planned vessel voyage. The Buffer yard aims to facilitate exporters’ supply chain enabling continuous dispatch of their containers to APM Terminals Pipavav. Efficiency gained in the process would assist exporters save time, space, and money for their consignments.

Some of the benefits for our esteemed customers would be:

• Safety and security of cargo that meets APMT global standards
• 24×7 buffer yard availability / operations
• Fast transfer from buffer yard to CY – Buffer Yard is located at mere 1.5 Kms from CY yard
• Offloading and internal transport done by well-maintained APMT managed equipment
including controlled trailers.

Consignees/Forwarders/Agents/Exporters can avail these services at nominal cost of USD 36/20’ or USD 48/40’ including 7 free storage days at buffer yard. This service is provided for dry containers only.

Source : APM Terminals Pipavav