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CONCOR finally establishes rail connectivity between east coast ports and central India, long pending demand of the trade in South

The state owned CONCOR which has established good rail connectivity to west coast ports in Gujarat and Maharashtra has started looking at the East by launching a weekly direct container rail service connecting Krishnapatnam port with the Inland container depot at Nagpur.

The inaugural train left Krishnapatnam Port container terminal on May 29th with a full load of MAERSK line import containers and will be reaching the Nagpur ICD in fifty five hours at competitive freight rates.

CONCOR has been flayed by the trade in the east coast ports for not providing adequate connectivity between the east coast ports and central India. With the result cargo from far eastern countries and meant for central India and national capital region had to be handled at west coast ports of JNPT or Mundra, though it meant extra one week of sailing.

While the ports in the west coast especially Gujarat and Maharashtra are overworked, their counterparts in the east coast are working fifty per cent of the capacity. The trade has blamed the CONCOR for providing excellent connectivity between northern and central India to the west coast port while ignoring the ports in the east coast.The service is set to offer huge benefits to the EXIM shipments between central India and trade destinations like China Far East, Australia, Bangladesh and West Africa.

 


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