Forwarder Dimerco targets India growth after MTO accreditation

Taiwan-based Dimerco has been awarded Multimodal Transport Operator (MTO) status in India, which it says will open up "new opportunities for growth" in the subcontinent.
The MTO license will allow forwarder Dimerco to provide extended services to shippers, moving cargo from any land point in India to and from any destination in the world, under a single Contract of Carriage.
Under the terms of India’s Multimodal Transportation Act, only those companies who are registered by the Director General of Shipping can carry out Multimodal Transportation, to protect the interests of shippers.
"Dimerco’s MTO accreditation demonstrates that it has the necessary expertise, infrastructure and financial status to undertake such Multimodal Transportation," the company said.
Dimerco chief executive Edward Lin added: “The manufacturing hubs in India, which contribute a major share of exports, are located deep in the hinterland and far away from the gateway ports.
"Therefore, the potential for multimodal transportation – including long and short hauls – is immense. As a Multimodal Transport Operator, Dimerco can now take responsibility for transporting cargo from one point to another, utilising more than one mode of transport, ensuring more efficient and cost-effective door to-door movement of goods for our customers.
"We can also now work better with ocean carriers, since carriers do not handle shipments from offline/inland areas of India, so for Dimerco MTO recognition is key for our business development and carrier relationships in India.”
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