The customs commissioner of Goa has announced the Multimodal Logistics Park at Balli over Konkan Railway for managing EXIM container traffic will be called the Inland Container Depot (ICD), Balli. Now the formalities with respect to customs clearances, and export/import procedures can be completed at ICD, Balli, itself.
The spokesperson of the Container Corporation of India said that when the cargo is cleared at ICD, it need not go through customs at the port but can be directly cleared for export. This will help the customer to advance their shipment as there will be no more customs-related hold ups at the port and docking can be easily avoided.
Also, the container traffic originating and ending from Goa and Mangalore can be merged as the railway has notified ICD-Balli is the hub on the CCPP (Mangalore) – JNPT which will help streamline the container traffic.
Bearing in mind the current volume of container tariff from Goa to JNPT, the ICD is cleared to deal with around 30 container trains per month. The Multimodal Logistics Park at Balli was opened for container traffic in 2018.