Agri Commodities

Freight Solutions That Are Best For Transport In Agro Commodity Export Industry

Freight Solutions That Are Best For Transport In Agro Commodity Export Industry

As per the Commerce Ministry of India, amid a surge in demand for agricultural commodities from the country, India’s Agri Commodities Exports crossed $50 billion in FY22. The exports would be the highest ever and are expected to rise even further to record heights but profitability may be affected due to the costs of logistics that organizations may incur. 

All expenses incurred in moving a product i.e. from sourcing raw materials to delivering customer orders and every step in between are categorized as logistical costs. If logistics costs are well defined, both the buyers and sellers can reap the benefits of the known ordering costs which would thus increase the number of orders placed and their associated order quantities. 

What Is Freight? 

In the modern day, logistical costs can be broadly classified into inventory management costs, warehousing costs, transportation costs, and distribution costs. The costs associated with paying a carrier company for the transportation of goods from one point to another which is based on the mode and distance of transportation are known as freight charges. The seller would have to record the freight cost as a delivery expense which would be debited to the freight-in account and credited to accounts payable. 

Road and maritime transportation services would best serve the needs while conducting trade in agro-commodities and one may avail assistance from to make appropriate decisions for their bulk agro-import or export business. 

Ports In India 

As per the Ministry Of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, 95% of India’s trade volume and 68% of India’s trade value are carried out through maritime transport. There are a total of 13 (1 Pvt. and 12 Govt.) major ports and 187 notified minor and intermediate ports conducting the mentioned trade.

The Major Ports of India Are:- 

  • Deendayal Port Trust, Kandala, Gujarat. (Western Coast)
  • Paradip Port Authority, Paradeep, Odisha. (Eastern Coast)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Western Coast) 
  • Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. (Eastern Coast) 
  • Mumbai Port Trust, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Western Coast)
  • Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust, Kolkata, West Bengal. (Eastern Coast) 
  • Chennai Port Trust, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (Eastern Coast)
  • New Mangaluru Port Trust, Mangalore, Karnataka. (Western Coast)
  • V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Thoothukkudi, Tamil Nadu. (Eastern Coast) 
  • Cochin Port Trust, Kochi, Kerala. (Western Coast) 
  • Kamarajar Port Limited, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (Eastern Coast)
  • Mormugao Port Trust, Mormugao, Goa. (Western Coast)
  • Port Blair, Bay Of Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. 

ICDs and CFSs 

Inland Container Depots (ICD’s) and Container Freight Stations (CFS’s) is also called dry ports as they handle all customs formalities related to the import and export of goods at various specified locations (ICDs are generally located outside port towns whereas no site restrictions apply to CFS’s). 

An ICD is a place where containers are aggregated for forward movement to or from the ports whereas a CFS is a place where containers are loaded/unloaded. The aggregation/segregation of cargo takes place. CFS is treated as an extension of a port/ICD/air cargo complex. assists in selecting ICDs to bring convenience as a part of the inquiry to delivery (assistance in every step) system which is provided to verified and registered buyers and sellers on the platform.

Custom House Agent (CHA) 

In India, a CHA is a person, licensed to act as an agent in the matter of transaction of any business relating to the import or export of goods at a customs station and maintain detailed, itemized, and up-to-date accounts. The services rendered by the CHA are not merely limited to the clearing of the import and export consignment but also to render the service of loading/unloading of imported or exported goods at the premises of the stakeholders, the packaging, weighing, and measurement of the goods, the transportation of the export goods to the customs station or the import goods from the customs station to the importer’s premises, carrying out of various statutory and other formalities such as payment of expenses on account of octroi duty, terminal handling, fumigation, drawback/DEEC(Duty Exemption Entitlement Certificate) processing, survey /amendment fees, dock fees, repairing and examination charges, landing and container charges, statutory labor charges, testing fees, drug control formalities, sorting/marking/stamping/sealing on behalf of the stakeholders. is the world’s first digital trade hub that provides end-to-end assistance in logistics from inquiry to delivery. All assistance regarding your bulk agro-commodities and branded goods business’s trade on the platform is provided by the company which makes the global trade market easily accessible and transparent. I would strongly recommend you register on as the modern world needs one to be on the toes and helps with exactly that. 

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