In a bid
to give a further boost to container traffic in the west coast ports, the state
owned Container Corporation had signed a Memorandum of Understanding linking
the Kandla port with various Inland container depots run by CONCOR in Northern
MOU signed between the Port and CONCOR the partnership between the two
governmental agencies will be extended to leading Inland container depots in
Ludhiana, Tughlakabad, Khodiyar. Khanej among many others.
partnership between CONCOR and the Kandla port began on February this year when
the first CONCOR rake arrived at the Port from ICD Jodhpur with eight units of
laden boxes for coastal traffic. With the signing of the MOU on August 21, the
partnership will be extended to EXIM cargo as well
train services by CONCOR shall run regular or weekly between Kandla port
container terimial and various ICDs with an assured arrangement of prompt
reception by KICT of the incoming CONCOR trains at the rail yard from the
serving station, and returning to the serving station for onward movement with
the import loads meant for various ICDs within a duration of 48 hours.
will help the trade to book import shipments ex-Kandla to various ICDs and send
export shipments from the hinterlands of India to different parts of the world.
MoU was signed by Mr Sanjay Swarup,
Director, International Marketing and Operations, CONCOR, in the
presence of Mr V. Kalyana Rama,
Chairman and Managing Director of CONCOR, and by Mr Dhruv Kotak, Joint Managing Director, J. M. Baxi Group, on
behalf of Kandla International Container Terminal. This marked the beginning of
a potent and limitless partnership.