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GUWAHATI: Container Corporation of India NSE 1.75 % Ltd. (CONCOR) has signed an agreement with a Russian Logistics Company which can facilitate export of tea to the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)countries.
CONCOR held an online workshop with the tea producers, exporters, CHAs, importers and shipping lines. Customs officers posted at ICD-Amingaon were also invited as participants.

Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) CONCOR V. Kalyana Rama presided over the meet. He was accompanied by Director International Marketing and Operations (DIMO) and EXIM team of CONCOR. The Eastern Region of CONCOR and the terminal manager of Amingaon were also present.
In the meeting a number of issues were discussed ranging from the possibility of connecting the ICD to the ports on the west coast and reduction in freight and other costs.

Indian Tea Association ( ITA) gave a very encouraging picture of tea production in the current financial year and expressed the desire of the exporters to reach out to the new markets in the central Asia & Russia. Warehousing, Transit time and other standard measures to make the logistics more efficient were discussed threadbare.

CMD CONCOR, V. Kalyan Rama, announced huge volume discounts which was a historic announcement as far as CONCOR’s outreach to the customers is concerned.