Container & Cargo handling

All types of cargoes (agro, machinery, heavy lifts, chemicals, foodstuff, grains, steel, project cargoes, hazardous goods etc) are handled for stuffing into containers, destuffing from import containers, clearing cargoes and transporting. Cargoes requiring special focus - surveys, fumigation, testing, approvals , bar-coding, packinging, shrink-wrapping, weighments, and Large and over-dimensional cargoes are handled deftly and in a manner which befits that type.

Rail Terminal (EXIM and Domestic)

Navkar CFS has a Private Freight Terminal (PFT) at its facility. Large amounts of agro commodi ties (rice, sugar, wheat, maize, soya bean meal, steel coils, ingots etc) arrive in rakes comprising BCN wagons for exports. These are discharged from rakes and stuffed into containers and moved to the port. Navkar CFS also operates container trains between JNPT Port and Navkar CFS for export and import containers. Rail movement gives the added value of extra free days of storage in port. Navkar also has a rail siding for domestic movement of cargoes to distant inland destinations.

CFS For Handling Hazardous Cargo

Two of the three CFSs of Navkar, have been duly approved by the Customs Department for storing and handling hazardous cargoes. All categories of hazardous cargoes which areclassed in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code can be handled at Navkar II container freight station. Hazardous goods require continuous surveillance with constant monitoring capability supported by fire-fighting arrangements for emergencies. Navkar has all of it with a specially trained team to oversee these special and specific requirements.

Reefer Containers

All refrigerated containers (reefers) are handled at our CFSs. With 92 plug points reefer cargoes are regularly stuffed for export as well as destuffed for clearance by consignees. Temperate-controlled cargoes are stored in cold chambers at our CFS and cleared for exports and imports as required. To and fro movement between port and CFS is carried out on trailers fitted with power-packs so as to ensure maintenance of set temperatures.

Bonded Warehouse

Import shipments occasionally require cargoes to be bonded and thereafter to be cleared in either small parcels or in entirety. These are kept in our bonded warehouses. Importers have the facility of keeping their imported goods without paying customs duty for a period of time as regulated by the Customs Department and clearing them for their use at intervals where deemed fit. Non-bonded warehouse,space for consolidation of LCL cargoes is also available. Surveys, fumigation, packing, labelling and all related activities can be carried out at the warehouses.


Navkar carries out repairs to all types of containers. Every container is meticulously inspected and surveyed and directives as issued by the container shipping lines are strictly adhered to the equipment of the Lines are maintained to highest standards. Washing, cleaning and removal of debris, left-overs, old stickers is carried out to get the containers ready for the next cargo.


Our three container freight stations (CFS) cater to the gateway port of Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port- JNPT). Spread over an area of 3.59m sq.ft and a capacity of 310,000 TEUs p.a., our CFSs have a back up of 513 trailers, 32 forklifts and 21 Reach- stackers. All operations are closely monitored by closed-circuit television cameras and all events recorded and records maintained. The latest EDI connectivity along with high levels of IT capability in all operations ensures that our state-of-the-art infrastructure delivers what is needed to the customer.

Project Cargoes

Cargoes arriving for projects are rarely uniform in size or shape. They tend to stretch the dimensional capability of every point in the infrastructure - be it roads or bridges as Navkar is well-equipped to manage all such Over-Dimensional Cargoes (ODC) and Out-of-Gauge (OOG) cargoes

Buffer Yard & Supply Chain

A large amount of exports are stuffed at the factories and sealed thereafter by the Excise Inspector at the stuffing point. The documentation of such export laden containers are required to be checked and processed prior to being permitted for loading onto a ship. This documentary requirement, without the need to open the container for any further inspections or examination, can be carried out at our Buffer Yard in the CFS. It is a convenient facility for many exporters who prefer bringing their boxes from different locations at different times and...saving time and transportation costs.

Hub and Spoke

Our efficient logistics environment is leveraged by a number of our clients. Many companies involved in exporting and importing cargoes use Navkar CFS (as a hub) in the hub-and-spoke concept to facilitate efficiencies in their supply chain. In this system, they keep dropping off their export cargoes at Navkar CFS (hub) for sorting and exporting to different destinations along the 'spokes'. This results in optimizing the utility of their transport and gaining efficiency in the supply chain.

Customs, Plant & Quarantine Facility

Our aim is always to bring together all requirements at an efficient intersect to ensure logistical efficiencies. Navkar CFS has a complete customs facility for examining and clearance of cargoes. Not only customs, at Navkar CFS the Plant and Quarantine authorities have set up a unit for inspection and approval of agro cargoes and food products which is a statutory requirement for imports and exports of such nature. As these are mostly of perishable nature, on-site approvals are of vital importance.

Empty Container Storage

Navkar CFS has the added facility of an Empty Container Depot that can store a large number of empty containers. All container shipping lines have a requirement for storage of empty containers, which when coupled with a "Maintenance & Repair" set-up assists them for a quick turnaround of their containers. The Empty Container Depot has been made contiguous with the Container Freight Station on paved land thereby ensuring that the stored containers are on firm hard and even ground without being unnecessarily stressed or distorted.

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