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DPT to form Business Development Team (BDT) with IIM alumnus heading to market port services to boost cargo traffic

Having set a target of handling 119 million metric tonne of cargo in the current fiscal, the Deendayal Port Trust is to form a special business development team (BDT) to market its cargo handling services and the facilities at the upcoming Smart Industrial Port City (SIPC) near Kandla near Gandhidham in Kutch. 

BDT to promote port services to end users at an optimum cost

  “We have set a target of handling 119 million metric tonne of cargo in the current fiscal. Owing to the decline in export-import trade and tough competition from other ports we felt a need to market the port’s services and facilities aggressively to sustain growth,” DPT Chairman Mr. S K Mehta, IFS said recently. “The business development team will promote port services to the end users at an optimum cost,” he added.

BDI to be headed by Mr. Amrit Raj, alumni of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A), 

Mr. Mehta went on to say that the BDT will be headed by Mr. Amrit Raj, alumni of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A), who will directly report to the Chairman of DPT. He said that two more consultants will be hired for marketing and promotion work.

Team to focus primarily on importers and exporters of North India

The team will focus primarily on importers and exporters of North India to promote DPT’s services and availability of logistics like railway line, roads for transportation of goods.

The DPT is developing SIPC in 850 acre land for furniture, edible oil, salt-based units and engineering-fabrication industries.

At present 500 acre land is available for lease and DPT is trying to develop furniture park however it has failed to attract bidders. The BDT will also aggressively promote the SIPC project.

 

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