German Express Shipping (India) Pvt Ltd., has launched its state-of-art CFS facility at Chennai which redefines Container Logistics Management through customized solutions. The CFS is endowed with incomparable facilities geared to provide efficient and trouble-free operations. The entire flow of Operations is based: System driven, System maintained and system dependent. Strategically located CFS The GESA CFS is located just 25 kms north of the Chennai Container Terminal and a mere 5 kms from Ennore Port in the Hamlet of Minjur on the Ponneri Highway. The CFS thus has easy access to the ports of Chennai and Ennore, as well as, excellent and rail connectivity.

40,000 s.q mts. Of open Container Yard are for storage of all types of containers Adequate area for movement of Trucks / Trailers The Yard area has a clear signage for easy location of containers . Container yard clearly marked for easy location of containers thereby avoiding delays. Location of container can be tracked through the kiosk, which is updated with live information The Yard area has been earmarked with 564 ground slots. With minimal capacity of 3 high, the volume on total utilization will be about 5000 TEUs A Dedicated area for Reefer containers with adequate plug points. Comprehensive mechanical handling equipment such as: Reach Stackers, Fork Lifts, high-end cranes etc, are available for handling Cargo Containers.

The Warehouse area admeasures 10,000 Sq.mts, of which 50% is earmarked for Bonded Storage and the remaining dedicated for EXIM cargo. Bonded Warehouse 4,750 Sq. Mts dedicated for custom’s bonded cargo Security enhanced by dedicated CCTV cameras with movement detection facility to record intrusions. Bonded Warehouse 800 Sq. mts for Mezzanine floor. 2,600 Sq. mts of Warehouse area used for General Cargoes. 2,500 Sq. mts of Warehouse area used for Garments and other clean cargoes. Major player like APL – Logistics & Damco are our satisfied customers. Conveyor belt system being used, for a speedy and effective operation. Import LCL warehouse of 2, 500 Sq. Meters Additional warehouse of 2,400 sq. mts. for special cargos. Also includes a separate enclosure to store International Transhipment cargo Warehouse is designed with docks on both sides, exclusive earmarked as Cargo dock and Container dock. Dock levelers provided at suitable points facilitate smooth Fork Lift Operations. Roofing made with Color Coated Galyalume Coils, first of its kind among the CFSs in Chennai, is devoid of conventional trusses. Separate area demarcated for Hazardous cargo within warehouse

Project Cargo Handling
Also includes a separate enclosure to store International Transshipment cargo Service Centre
Service Centre at the Admin Block houses the EDI , Documentation and Common Business Centre.
Centrally Air-conditioned Admin Building with separate blocks for CFS Users and CFS Customs.
Work stations for CHA’s
Business centre for all communication needs

Touch screen Kiosks
GESA CFS Container/ Cargo information
Custom house document information

Customs Block
Separate cabins for customs officials posted in our CFS
Additional Commissioner
Assessing Officer
Examining Officer
Preventive Officer
Additional waiting area for CHA’s

Fire Fighting
Fire pump feeds and maintains High pressure in the fire main, around the CFS and warehouse to deal with Emergency
2 x 75 hp Pump sets, which delivers a minimum water pressure 7 Kg/cm2 at all Hydrant points.
Adequate fire fighting measures are incorporated, by providing a separate “Fire safe Room” for storing hazardous and inflammable cargo

Site Security
Entire CFS campus is secured with 10 feet high Compound wall and additional 3 feet high “Power Energized Fencing”.
The CFS is well lit with 8 High Mast Towers to ensure adequate lighting for 24 hour operations and security.
Closed Circuit Cameras have been installed externally and internally to prevent any unauthorized entry and pilferage.
24 x 7 Security vigilance and surveillance.
6 cameras covering the entire periphery.

Value Additions
Separate Entry / Exit gates to avoid bottle necks at the Gates during peak time. Round the clock Survey facility available for all Gate-In / Gate- Out / Warehouse / Yard Operations with respect to Cargo / Containers. Separate Rest Room for visiting Truck / Trailer drivers and cleaners. State of the art Canteen facility to provide high quality food prepared in hygienic conditions Canteen - Dining area for CHAs and others Beautiful and scenic Campus with greenery and aesthetically designed landscape. Beautiful and scenic Campus with greenery and aesthetically designed landscape. Continuous training and updating keeps our staff well informed with the latest development in the trade and industry. Battery operated vehicles, for ease of movement inside the CFS

Trailer Facility
Own fleet of trailers to expedite PNR movements.
Triple axle trailers with heavy duty jeep for high load bearing capacity.
All trucks tracked by GPS in order to increase productivity & Security

Empty Yard
Empty yard for storing Empty Containers of all Liners with sufficient mechanical equipments for handling.
Proximity to CFS for easy and efficient movement of containers.

Salient Features
The CFS is supported with 80-ton & 120-ton capacity Electronic Weigh bridge. Entire CFS campus paved with blocks and asphalted roads, with pedestrian walking area marked for safety within the CFS Exclusive areas earmarked for Scrap and Rough Granite blocks. The entire flow of Operations are System driven, System maintained and System dependant. Necessary infrastructure to handle import LCL cargo for Chennai. Magnets available for Handling steel scrap. The Power supply to CFS is backed up with 400 KVA Generator, which supports 100% requirement of the CFS. Repairs and Maintenance of containers as per IICL and UCIRC standards. Facility to fabricate GOH containers to suit customers needs.

Our Profile in a Brief
CFS developed area 18 Acers Paved container yard area of 32,000 Sq. meter 10,000 Sq. meter of covered warehouse 4 Nos of 45 Ton capacity Reach stackers 3 Nos of 12 Ton Hydra cranes 1 No 12 Ton Godrej Side Stacker 10 Nos of Diesel operated and 3 Nos of Battery operated Fork Lifts with attachments for paper clamps 20 Nos of Triple axle trailers 80 Ton electronic weight bridge Empty container yard developed in a area of 10 acers Back up power with, 400 KVA Genset Last but not the least, a team of highly talented and enthusiastic professionals
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