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RAPID IMPORT CARGO CLEARANCE FROM PORT

Rapid Import Cargo Clearance from Port

Taking Advantage of Accredited Client Programme (ACP)

BEST PRACTICE: IF THE IMPORTER IS AN ACP REGISTERED HE WILL PREFER TO CLEAR THE CONTAINERS FROM PORT DIRECTLY SO THAT COST IS SAVED.

importIn Chennai when imported containers are moved from Port to Container Freight Station (CFS) for further clearance process. BUT IF THE IMPORTER IS REGISTERED FOR ACP (Accredited Client Programme) as stipulated by the CBEC Circular no. 42/2005 dt.24/11/2005 as amended, WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR CLEARING THE CONTAINER FROM PORT DIRECTLY. As on 3-2-2014 there are 312 ACP statuses granted on all over India basis. The advantage is that the importer will be able to save the cost, because he his eliminating the process of moving the container to CFS and further CFS costs (savings include Movement to CFS charges (RS.12500/40’/approx)+ CFS charges( RS.7000/40’/approx)

Since our team has the required technical, operational, co-ordination skills, and also supported with the infrastructure of good transport operator to place the truck in port in the time required. We were suggesting the potential customer to try this best practice followed by the industry. After prolonged discussions the customer gave trial documents for Nov-13 end landing containers. The customer got the benefit of improvement in process by deploying our whole team in to the flow and the necessary process was adhered and the cargo was cleared from port directly under ACP basis within the free days. Further also the customer got the cost benefit which was advised to the customer by a mail.

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The approximate savings for a 20ft is Rs.5000/- and more and for a 40ft it is Rs7000/-

The following B/Ls have been cleared directly from port on green channel

1. MAX/PEN/0260/1314 10x20ft

2. EGLV141388323195 6x40ft  [/pullquote]

The import and export process is combination of various supply chain partners, processes to be adhered to. To be successful, always try for best solution for the given customer based on the need.

About Author : M.S.Venkataraman , Head SCM, Pegasus Forwarding Services Pvt Ltd

Pegasus Forwarding provides a host of value added services for past 20 years to various distinguished clientele including TVS Group, Murugappa Group, Kirloskar Group, etc to ensure the safe and timely delivery of cargo. Apart from Custom Clearance, the Company facilitates Freight Forwarding, Transportation Warehousing and Shipping. Pegasus Forwarding Services a professionally managed organization in India excels in the forwarding business. It can move your goods with highest level of proficiency and a commitment for timely delivery. Established in , the company sets standards for the others operating in same field.

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