APM Terminal bags CII Cold Chain Awards 2021

Lavern Vogel

Chennai-dependent APM Terminal India has bagged CII Chilly Chain Awards 2021 for outstanding performance in cold storage, though other awardees consist of Adani Agri Clean, Chilly Man Warehousing and Distribution, Magnus Farm Clean, Aimijay Agri Clean and SK Chilly Storage.

Announcing the awards on Thursday, CII explained that it has launched the Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) as a separate section for the awards from this yr to stimulate this most critical section of the agri provide chain.

Tamil Nadu Banana Producer Corporation won the award for outstanding performance between the FPOs. At the identical time, Vizhuthugal Agricultural Farmers Producer Corporation, Hunagunda Horticulture FPC, Shri Amaranarayana Horticulture FPC, Amrita Dhara Milk Producer Promoting Cooperative Culture and Gaukaran FPC are a handful of some others who also obtained the awards.

This yr, the jury for the awards was chaired by Ashok Dalwai, CEO of Nationwide Rainfed Place Authority and co-chaired by Pawanexh Kohli, former CEO of Nationwide Centre for Chilly Chain Advancement.

“A nicely-created sustainable cold chain community will aid in the reduction of wastage, boost worth addition, encourage crop diversification, guarantee better return to the farmers, and also tackle significant troubles of meals protection and meals inflation,” Amrit Lal Meena, distinctive secretary (logistics) in Ministry of Commerce explained though addressing a plenary session, organised by CII.

Making certain shipping by multi-modal logistics is critical to improve the post-harvest management across all the provide chain touchpoints, explained B Thiagarajan, managing director of Blue Star.

P Ravichandran, president of Danfoss Industries, explained that an powerful cold provide chain would also straight affect the economic system. “Refrigerated provide-chain logistics is significant to reaching sustainable progress goals of clean local weather and is a crucial enabler for reaching the five trillion-dollar economic system,” explained Ravichandran, who is also chairman of CII Process Drive on Write-up-Harvest and Logistics.

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