New Delhi, Nov 12 PepsiCo India became the first company to use the country’s inland waterways for container movement by transporting products from its plant in Kolkata to Varanasi. It happened on the first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river inaugurated by PM Modi on Monday in his constituency at Varanasi
Ahmed El-Sheikh CEO PepsiCo says,”This is a significant milestone in the development of the inland waterways and we believe this can be a huge enabler for the consumer goods industry.”
The consignment had set sail from Kolkata in the last week of October.
PepsiCo India had shipped 16 containers, equivalent to 16 truckloads of products, as part of the pilot project on National Waterway 1.
These products, made at PepsiCo India’s snacks plant in Kolkata, would be further distributed to various markets from Varanasi, the company added.