APM Pipavav handled 293 container trains in April, highest ever
May 14, 2020: APM Terminals Pipavav sets a new milestone in handling the highest number of container trains in a month.
May 14, 2020: APM Terminals Pipavav sets a new milestone in handling the highest number of container trains in a month. The terminal handled a record 293 container trains at the port in April 2020; a mix of single & double-stack trains. The previous record stood at handling 263 trains in July 2013.
A clear shift of cargo from road to rail is visible in many parts of the country as lockdown crippled the road transport while rail freight moved unhindered. Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Navi Mumbai also broke its record by handling 499 container trains in April while the customs extended their port gate to ICD Mulund and ICD Tarapur for easy evacuation.
Container Corporation of India (Concor) restarted its rail service from its Hyderabad ICD to PSA Chennai due to demand surge. Meanwhile, the shipping giant Maersk urged its customers to switch from road to rail for smooth movement of freight.