Guntur: AP maritime board deputy chief executive officer, Lt Cdr BM Ravindranath Reddy, has said they will take measures to promote exports from the state. The board will facilitate the industries and traders to handle more business by creating proper infrastructure and ecosystem, he said, adding that dry ports are also playing a big role in handling decent turnovers of exports and imports from the state.
Reddy, who visited inland container depot (ICD) of SC railway on the outskirts of Guntur city, said ICDs, which are known as dry ports, play a very important role in the global supply chain and are very helpful to exporters and importers situated far 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 a plan to extend services to the industrial clients from the areas that were not in the vicinity of sea ports.
Reddy said the maritime board and statewould extend full support to any such proposal if readied by ICD. He also inspected facilities and infrastructure available at the terminal. He said the board has set its focus on increasing volume of business from agriculture, marine products along with industrial commodities.