Cochin will be equipped with a world class Container Freight Station (CFS) soon. The new CFS will be the first of its kind and will be developed at Vallarpadam near the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT). This project will be a joint venture by Gateway Distriparks and Chakait Groups. The CFS will be a great boost to the logistics operations in the state. The proposed CFS will be set on around five hectares of areas and will have a capacity to handle 2000 TEUS containers. The CFS will be lanced with facilities like godowns and warehousing along with handling equipments like lifts and cranes.
The CFS is definitely going to be the next big thing in Cochin. The operations will be under the observance of the Cochin Port Trust. With the setting up of CFS will boost up the economy of the state in a greater way and will end the fight between the customs and the special economic zone. The setting up of CFS, Cochin will emerge as an international maritime hub thereby opening up new avenues for business and employment.