The Customs office of Krishnapatnam
Port on Monday got installed its first baggage scanner at the port, which will
facilitate speedy and smooth clearance in an efficient manner for the trade.
Besides, it will ensure safety and security at the port, emphasised a release.
The scanner and metal detector have
been installed with focus on encouraging and increasing containerised cargo
volumes through the port in future, the release stressed.
Mr Anil Yendluri, CEO and Director
of KPCL, said on the occasion that with the scanner and metal detector it would
be possible to provide direct delivery of services to the trade. The port is set
for achieving 2.5 lakh containers per year through the Krishnapatnam Port
Container Terminal, he added.
Commissioner of Customs, Mr S.
Khader Rahman, said that the expectation is revenue of Rs 2,000 crore this year
through this baggage scanner at Krishnapatnam Port. With the new facility,
containers can be delivered more quickly, he said.
The scanner was inaugurated by Mr S.
Khader Rahman in the presence of Mr Anil Yendluri, Mr M. Rama Mohana Rao, IRS,
Joint Commissioner of Customs, Krishnapatnam Port Custom House (KPCH), Mr K.
Ramarao, Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), KPCH, Mr V.
Venkateswara Rao, Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Docks), KPCH, Mr Jithendra
Nimmagadda, Chief Operating Officer, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal, and
Mr VVSN Murthy, Chief Advisor, Customs, CVR Group of Companies, the release