Delhi International Cargo Terminal (DICT) added one more milestone to it
tally by flagging off a dedicated rake of 90 TEUs of rice shipments to Pipavav
DICT is strategically located in the rice belt of Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal,
etc. to serve the rice exporters of the area with no barriers of traffic,
offering 24×7 state-of-art operational ease with end-to-end services through
transportation, warehousing, terminal stuffing of agricultural commodities and
on-time rail movements towards ports.
DICT currently sends rice shipments to Mundra on a daily basis, supporting
the trade with approx. 2,500 TEUs a month only for rice cargo. Yet, rice movement
to Pipavav for a single customer through a single shipping line is like
creating history in the north Indian trade,
The movement was done with the support of Maersk Line and LT Foods for the
latter’s shipment to Rotterdam. The expected arrival at the port of destination
is December 8, 2017.
DICT had a flag off of the rice block train with its rake TXBT-13 last week
which was graced by senior officials of Maersk, LT Foods and DICT. According to
Maersk and LT Foods, these kinds of dedicated services facilitate faster
evacuation of their cargo as per their requirement, the release emphasised.
DICT, promoted by J. M. Baxi, the country’s leading logistics group, has 12
dedicated rakes for ports to cater to the exim business of the hinterland
catchment area. It currently operates daily services to Mundra, weekly service
to Kandla, 2 services to Pipavav and 3 services to JNPT. Such facilitation has
helped it cater to customers with 7,500 TEUs of throughput a month.