A total of 157 double stack trains departed from the port to several ICDs, highest ever on monthly basis since inception of the port
APM Terminals Pipavav reached another milestone in November 2020, when the Port handled the highest number of double stack trains to several Inland Container Depot (ICDs). The port handled 181 double stack trains in November 2020, out of which 157 trains were outward double stack trains.
This is the highest number of outward double stack trains on a monthly basis since the port started its operations. The Port is the pioneer in introducing the concept of block train loading that is dedicated for customers and the fast transit of valued cargo. During November, many such block trains were loaded and dedicated for our valuable customers.
In November, the average train operation time was maintained under 4 hours per train. During the month various commodities were transported from/to Pipavav port. The trains departed to various hinterland locations in northwest.
Jakob Friis Sorensen, Managing Director APM Terminals Pipavav said, “This is a big milestone for our port. Double Stack trains are truly a benefit to the logistic industry as it ensures fast, safe and pollution free movement of cargoes. This milestone showcases our competency and customer orientation. It also highlights our preparedness for handling the additional traffic once DFC [Dedicated Freight Corridor] connectivity opens to our port in next few months.”
APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is one of India’s leading gateway port for Containers, Ro/Ro (passenger cars), Liquid Bulk and Dry Bulk cargoes serving customers in the state of Gujarat with road and rail networks to India’s hinterland and northwest. The current annual Cargo Handling Capacity includes 1.35 million TEU Containers, 250,000 Passenger cars, 2 million metric tons of Liquid bulk and 4 million metric tons of Dry bulk. APM Terminals Pipavav is India’s first public private partnership (PPP) port in India and is a part of the APM Terminals global terminal network.
Sea News, December 18