APM Terminals Pipavav connects with Western Dedicated Freight Corridor
APM Terminals Pipavav on Tuesday announced that it became the first Indian port to connect with the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.
September 30, 2021: APM Terminals Pipavav on Tuesday announced that it became the first Indian port to connect with the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor with the completion of high-rise overhead electrification of the port rail yard.
The electrification of DFC is envisaged to reduce the operation cost of railways significantly. The transit time from the port to the northwest hinterland via DFC is expected to reduce by 50 percent; thereby offering safe, reliable, and cost-effective solutions to the customers.
By switching to an electrical loco, the port will be able to support environmentally friendly, long haul, high-volume freight rail transportation and reduction of Green House Gas emission. This is also expected to encourage a modal shift from road to rail towards sustainable development.
APM Terminals Pipavav is the first Port under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in India. It is also the first port to run a double-stack train, the first high cube movement from the port and the first port to receive the coastal RoRo vessel in India.
The inaugural function was organised at the port on September 21, 2021, which was attended by Sanjiv Garg -MD of PRCL, Manoj Goyal- DRM Bhavnagar Division, western Railways, Kamaljeet Kamal – deputy commissioner customs, senior management from APM Terminals Pipavav and Maersk.