KICT and CONCOR join hands for EXIM and coastal rail movement
August 22, 2018: Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) and the Container Corporation of India (Concor) have entered into an agreement under which Kandla will be connected with various ICDs.
The partnership between CONCOR and KICT began in February 2018, when the first CONCOR rake arrived from ICD Jodhpur with 80 units of laden boxes meant for coastal movement. With the agreement, the partnership has been extended to the EXIM sphere as well, covering the leading ICDs of Ludhiana, Tuglakabad, Khodiyar, Khanej etc. among many others.
CONCOR shall run the container train services regularly or weekly between KICT and various ICDs with an assured arrangement of prompt reception by KICT of the incoming trains at the rail yard from the serving station and return to the serving station for onward movement with the import loads within a duration of 48 hours. This 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.