The PDP Group: Presenting Comprehensive One - Stop Logistic Solutions for Timely and Cost - Effective Services

Pramod Kumar Srivastava,Director & CEOThe logistics industry has been long plagued by the delayed timelines and compromised deliveries, thanks to the widespread multi-source vendor practice making disorderly service an accepted ‘part and parcel’ of the industrial processing. Bringing order to this chaos are single source vendors that often help customers gain transparency, invest in low cost inventory, and reduce the agonising paper work, thereby yielding higher productivity and enabling timely deliveries.

One such rare and comprehensive logistics solution provider is Kolkata-based PDP Group, which is re-defining the sector by offering its customers every thing from container train operation to warehousing services, under a single solutions window. “By offering complete logistic solutions, we take care of our clients’ entire documentation work, transport arrangement, customs clearance
formalities and freight forwarding. Therefore, customers are at ease and have one point of contact for all their requirements,” explains Pramod Kumar Srivastava, Director & CEO, The PDP Group. The company’s entire logistics web is technically embedded with ERP system, GPS and Inventory & Driver Management Software for a secure & smooth transportation.

"The PDP Group is re-defining the sector by offering its customers everything from container train operation to warehousing services, under a single solutions window"

Technology Infused Logistics
With an experience of five decades, the ISO 9001:2015 certified companies of The PDP Group understand the industrial nitty-gritties and core clientele requirements. Catering to the tangled web of international shipping services, the group’s PDP International, an MTO accredited Freight Forwarding Company with a worldwide agency network brings in smooth overseas and ingenious shipping services for the clients who otherwise seek multiple options for a single operation. Pramod further adds, “We are an authorized Business Partner for ibTrack Solutions, a CBEC Approved E-Seals Vendor where the RFID E-Seals are provided to exporters who are availing e-sealing facility for factory stuffed containers, thereby ensuring rigid security and
safety of the cargo”.

The company’s highly functioning and operational warehouses offer the much needed infrastructural reinforcement to the docking and warehousing. Interestingly, the group possess its own AEO-Certified ICD at Durgapur that enjoys priority movement at the Gateway Ports and enables customization as per the clientele requirements. Aiding to this entire movement is the group’s company –P.D.Prasad& Sons, which bears a formidable reputation in custom clearance. This has drastically lowered the bars of custom clearance complexities and facilitates clients with easy logistics by tackling a myriad of policies with respect to import & export of cargo via air, sea and land.

Scope for Diversification
Associated with Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India(ASSOCHAM), Federation of Freight Forwarders Association of India(FFFAI)and many more, this experiential company has been a recipient of awards like Logistics Company of the Year, CHA of the Year- Export amongst several others and is now eyeing market reach and diversification. “We are currently exploring the scope of Inland Waterways with respect to North-East and Bangladesh and also considering catering to rail movement from ICD Durgapur to Bangladesh and Nepal,” concludes Pramod.