The Cochin Port Trust has augmented its Container Freight Station (CFS) and pre-stage facility on Willingdon Island to support the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) operation.
To control processing time for export containers before shipment through the new ICTT, the Port Trust has commenced pre-processing facility (the Pre-Stage) in its Ernakulam Wharf, providing single window processing for facilitating customs clearance for export containers from the domestic area. The Pre-Stage also provides clearance for the containers imported through the ICTT.
The facility is set up in the Q-7 ramp inside Ernakulam Wharf and is equipped to accommodate 30 container vehicles at a time. Adequate parking facility is also provided for vehicles awaiting on-wheel examination at the Ramp.
Customs clearance procedures like seal verification, detailed examination, and other documentation procedure will be carried out 24 hours at the facility. The Cochin Customs is facilitating speedy clearance of containers through the facility by providing adequate number personnel.