A CFS is a facility where containers are stuffed, de-stuffed, and import/export cargo is separated. Customs clearance of goods for home consumption, warehousing, temporary admissions, re-export, temporary storage for onward transit, and outright export and transhipments all take place at such stations. There are few procedures that has to be adhered to start a CFS operation. An Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) comprised of officials from the Ministries of Commerce, Finance (Dept. of Revenue), Railways, and Shipping must approve the establishment of a CFS. If necessary, the state government’s viewpoint is also sought.
Images of CFS container Lift On/Off operation taking place.
A CFS should basically have the below following infrastructure in its compound:
4. Containers are stacked at the CFS container yard as per following category: