Krishnapatnam Port installs 1st baggage scanner in Customs facility

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.

The scanner and metal detector have been installed with focus on encouraging and increasing containerised cargo volumes through the port in future.

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, S. Khader Rahman, said that the expectation is revenue of INR 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 S. Khader Rahman in the presence of Anil Yendluri, M. Rama Mohana Rao, IRS, Joint Commissioner of Customs, Krishnapatnam Port Custom House (KPCH), K. Ramarao, Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), KPCH, V. Venkateswara Rao, Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Docks), KPCH, Mr Jithendra Nimmagadda, Chief Operating Officer, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal, and VVSN Murthy, Chief Advisor, Customs, CVR Group of Companies, the release said.