India is the third largest chemical producer in Asia and its industry is expected to reach $403bn by 2025. The increasing gap between the need for qualified service providers and their availability has set a continuous challenge to players there.

jit Venkataraman, APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia Managing Director, stated:

We realised that the lack of facilities with environmental clearance for storage and handling of chemical cargo was impeding various regional industries and manufacturers from taking their business to the next level. We are glad to have met all the requirements of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Chakan is one of India's fastest growing hubs for industrial development and accommodates many manufacturers which use chemicals.

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APM Terminals Inland Services' facility has a yard capable of handling 60,000 containers per year. It has a bonded and non-bonded export-import warehouse and a domestic warehouse, along with services including customs clearance, empty container acceptance, transportation solutions and container repairs.

The environmental clearance certificate aims to identify, examine, assess and evaluate the likely and possible impacts of a proposed project or activity on the environment. It also examines remedial action plans to limit any adverse impacts on the environment and ensure the safety of employees, visitors, contractors and the communities.