Direct Port Discharge (DPD) allows importers to complete customs clearance of their shipment and take delivery of it at the port within a stipulated time frame (usually 48 hours) of the shipment being offloaded.
Custom clear hinterland cargo at ports can then move on container trains on merchant haul.
Benefits offered by DPD :-
- It cuts the delivery time of import cargo by five to seven days.
- Importers save on storage, ground rent, CFS handling and terminal-to-CFS transport charges as well as detention fees payable to the carrier.
- The DPD clearance and delivery facility is open 24x7.
- Quicker delivery means faster turnaround of containers for shipping lines.