GUNTUR: Stating that Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board has decided to take proactive role to promote exports from the state, maritime board deputy chief executive officer Lt Cdr BM Ravindranath Reddy has said that they are taking measures to put the state on the top of the economy’s chart.
He said that maritime board would facilitate the industries and traders to handle more business by creating proper infrastructure and eco-system. He said that dry ports were also playing big role in handling decent turnovers of exports and imports from the state.
Lt Cdr Ravindranath Reddy visited Inland Container Depot (ICD) of SC Railway on the outskirts of Guntur city on Thursday. Speaking to the media, Reddy said that ICDs, which are known as dry ports, play a very important role in the global supply chain as are very helpful to exporters and importers situated far away from sea ports.
“Our aim is to generate and facilitate more trade from the state to improve the economy. Services at ICDs should also be extended to the industries in Rayalaseema as the region is away from the sea port,” said Reddy. He asked the ICD officials to ready an action plan to extend services to the industrial clients from the areas that were not in the vicinity of the sea ports. He promised that the maritime board and state government would extend their full support to any such proposal if readied by the ICD. He also inspected the facilities and infrastructure available at the terminal.
He said that board has set its focus on increasing the volume of business from agriculture, marine products along with industrial commodities. He enquired with the officials about the procedures involved in handling the exports and imports and needs of the traders.