NEW DELHI : Pipavav Railway Company Restricted (PRCL), the three way partnership firm of the Ministry of Railways and Gujarat Pipavav Port Restricted (GPPL), accomplished a yr as an energetic container practice operator carrying 16,645 TEUs in 172 rakes of container trains in the course of the interval.
“PRCL commenced container operations in September 2021 with the launch of service from Jodhpur Inland Container Depot (ICD) to port Pipavav. PRCL later began weekly service between Pipavav Port and Bhagat ki Kothi in Rajasthan. Extra locations like Jamnagar, Sanand and Maliya have been added because the demand grew for the service,” reads an official launch.
The corporate has now drawn up agency plans to ramp up the enterprise to cater to the elevated demand from the trade, it added.
“The Nationwide Logistics Coverage introduced final week clearly focuses on dashing up the cargo motion and lowering the logistic value in India to a single digit. As a container practice operator, we’re glad to be part of this initiative by shifting the cargoes on an environmentally pleasant electrified route. With the implementation of DFC, there’s a large progress alternative for PRCL and we’re all geared as much as cater to our clients,” mentioned Sanjiv Garg, Managing Director, Pipavav Railway Company Restricted.
“We’re proud to be related to PRCL and congratulate them on this milestone. Container practice operations seamlessly enhance the reliability of the scheduled ocean strains compared to highway transportation. Connecting by way of electrified route is a big step in direction of providing protected, dependable, cost-effective and environment-friendly EXIM cargo motion,” mentioned Jakob Friis Sorensen, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav.
The present annual cargo dealing with capability at APM Terminals Pipavav contains 1.35 million TEU containers, 250,000 passenger vehicles, 2 million metric tonnes of liquid bulk and 4 million metric tonnes of dry bulk.
APM Terminals Pipavav is India’s first public non-public partnership (PPP) port in India and is part of the APM Terminals world terminal community.
PRCL was shaped to execute the Surendranagar–Rajula–Pipavav port gauge conversion & new line undertaking, and has concessionaire rights to assemble, function and preserve the undertaking line for 33 years.