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
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),
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.
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.