CMA CGM, Thar Dry Port launch weekly train between Mundra, ICD Sanand

2021-04-06 15:47:14 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

The CMA CGM Group and Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping launched a weekly block train service with a capacity of 90 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) between Mundra port and Thar Dry Port (ICD) at Sanand, Gujarat.

This new service is the first block train by a shipping line between Mundra and ICD Sanand.

The fully loaded 90-TEU train was flagged off from Mundra port on April 2 and was received at ICD Sanand on April 3 in the presence of representatives from The Thar Dry Port (A unit of Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping) and CMA CGM India.

only block train service by any shipping line

The new weekly block train service is the first and only block train service by any shipping line, for Ahmedabad, Ex- Mundra. The train provides fixed window and dedicated service for customer import shipments ensuring a reliable departure schedule. The scheduled departure of the train from Mundra Port will be on every Saturday/Sunday.

Another key feature of the service is to have no partial loading from Mundra

“This new service from Mundra to Sanand offers customers effective cargo handling and provides priority loading for urgent import shipments with no additional cost. Another key feature of the service is to have no partial loading from Mundra, as all the containers will arrive together as per bill of lading (BL),” said the release.

Going forward, the CMA CGM Group is planning on streamlining the service even more to have a priority connection with the Group’s Indamex and EPIC services, two major services of CMA CGM India, calling the Gujarat region.

CMA CGM is developing sustainable door-to-door solutions to allow its customers to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of their transported goods. Compared to cargo movement via truck, the block train option reduces CO2 emissions by up to 67 percent.

Atit Mahajan, managing director, CMA CGM India, said “CMA CGM is the pioneer in providing a seamless and connected intermodal network in India, and we are pleased to team up with Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping Ltd to serve India’s hinterland and meet our customers’ needs across the country.”

Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping

Incorporated in 1991, Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping is a logistics supply chain player that provides intermodal logistics solution for containerized movement of export-import / coastal & domestic cargo by rail + road through ICD’s at Sanand – Gujarat & Jodhpur – Rajasthan under the brand name- The Thar Dry Port.

HPCSL handles throughput of 1.5 lakh TEUs per annum currently.

It has a team of professionals in ICD terminal services, 3pl warehousing/transportation distribution, special handling of auto rakes with infrastructure at both locations, and additional ICDs coming up at Jaipur & Baroda. With an infrastructure consisting of 8 railway rakes, 418 trailers, container handling equipment’s, 100-acre land, 3 lac Sq ft of Bonded & Non bonded warehousing, HPCSL handles throughput of 1.5 lakh TEUs per annum currently.

Under Ruchir Parekh, managing director & CEO of the group, the company aims to become one of the largest players in private sector with state of art Inland Container Depots / Container Freight Stations in India

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