Indian Transport & Logistics

DP World launches multimodal service connecting Chennai to Delhi NCR

SARAL 2 offers end-to-end sustainable logistics solutions through coastal, rail & road connectivity

DP World launches multimodal service SARAL 2 connecting Chennai to Delhi-NCR

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DP World, a leading global provider of smart end-to-end supply chain solutions, announced the launch of its multimodal service SARAL 2, connecting Chennai to the National Capital Region (NCR).

This service is the first multimodal daily rail freight service with a capacity of 500 TEUs per week, says an official release. "DP World launched the first-of-its-kind dedicated scheduled rail freight service, Sustainable, Assured, Reliable and Agile Logistics (SARAL), connecting customers from South Gujarat to the markets in and around NCR in November 2023."

SARAL 2 leverages DP World’s multimodal services by integrating coastal, rail and truck operations to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and enhance supply chain efficiencies, the release added. "With a remarkable reduction of ~70% in CO2 emissions compared to road transportation, this dedicated service assures efficient cargo transport for customers in Delhi NCR and Chennai."

The second service is a joint initiative by Avana Logistek (part of Unifeeder, a DP World company) and DP World's rail freight services. "Aligned with PM Gati Shakti National Master plan, SARAL 2 multimodal service will provide seamless multimodal connectivity to various industry clusters in and around the region."

Adhendru Jain, Vice President, Rail and Inland Terminals, DP World Subcontinent says: “This second service under the SARAL initiative is part of our continuous pursuit of enhancing and streamlining logistics for our valued customers. Our end-to-end multimodal daily service connects businesses based in Chennai with the NCR region, establishing a two-way connection for efficient, reliable, and sustainable operations. This service will surely benefit solar industries, commodity, FMCG and domestic retail businesses and EXIM businesses in both regions.”

DP World will provide cargo owners with a sustainability profile that highlights the reduction of CO2 emissions achieved by each user of the SARAL service, the release added.

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