Integrated logistics solutions provider Allcargo Logistics Ltd. is scouting for land in Chennai to set up a warehousing-cum-logistics park, said a senior official.

“We are proposing to set up a logistics park with a container freight station (CFS) and a distribution centre,” said Avnash Iyer, vice president and regional head — south and east, CFS, Allcargo. “We need a land parcel of 25-30 acres and this would be in addition to our existing facility of 25 acres,” he added.

He said the deal would be finalised over the next six months and the facility would start functioning about six months thereafter. The total cost is pegged at Rs. 150 crore. The CFS at Chennai handles about 10% of the company’s import volume of the Chennai region.

Warehousing facility

Besides, Allcargo is setting up a warehouse with a third party common user facility in Malur, near Bengaluru, spread over 100 acres for which the civil works have begun. This site can handle 600 trucks or 12,000 tonnes per day.

“It will provide multiple levels of service for the Exim (exports and imports) sector, such as built-to-specification and build-and-utilise. We have the land bank and the facility should be up and running within a year,” Mr. Iyer said.

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