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New Saturday-train from CONCOR’s Ludhiana ICD to JNPT

December 10, 2019: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) announced a new weekly scheduled export train on every Saturday from Ludhiana Inland Container Depot (ICD) to JNPT for faster evacuation at a trade meet held in Ludhiana on December 6, 2019.

(L to R) Avinash Kochar, AGM, Commercial, APM Terminals; Hardik Vaidya, head Commercial, DP World; Niteen M. Borwankar, chief manager (Traffic), JNPT; Gabriek Juneja, terminal manager, CONCOR; Arvind Kumar, assistant commissioner, Ludhiana Customs and Saurabh Sharma, regional manager, PSA Terminal at the trade meet in Ludhiana on December 6, 2019.
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(L to R) Avinash Kochar, AGM, Commercial, APM Terminals; Hardik Vaidya, head Commercial, DP World; Niteen M. Borwankar, chief manager (Traffic), JNPT; Gabriek Juneja, terminal manager, CONCOR; Arvind Kumar, assistant commissioner, Ludhiana Customs and Saurabh Sharma, regional manager, PSA Terminal at the trade meet in Ludhiana on December 6, 2019.

December 10, 2019: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) announced a new weekly scheduled export train on every Saturday from Ludhiana Inland Container Depot (ICD) to JNPT for faster evacuation at a trade meet held in Ludhiana on December 6, 2019.

“The Ludhiana ICD of CONCOR caters to the markets in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan. All shipping lines can take advantage of this new service as this will widely benefit exporters in Ludhiana and its catchment area. This will open an opportunity for JNPT to further accelerate its rail movement that has seen a steady increase in the past couple of months,” said the release.

20 daily trains and 80 ICDs
JNPT currently sends and receives 20 trains daily on an average, while CONCOR has a network of more than 80 ICDs in the country. The new service is expected to fulfill the trade requirement of Ludhiana with the financial capital. CONCOR has also agreed to contain export containers of private train operators on their trains for timely movement of exports to vessels at JNPT.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS, chairman, JNPT said, “Today marks the start of a new chapter enhancing trade connectivity between Ludhiana and Maharashtra. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handling the majority of India’s container freight and connectivity between the two cities is extremely significant for the emerging market economy. We had committed to looking into this trade request positively when we met earlier this year in August and this will definitely open an opportunity for enhancing cargo generation between Ludhiana and JN Port through rail.”

JNPT
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai was commissioned on May 26, 1989. JNPT currently operates five container terminals: the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCTPL). The Port also has a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo and another Liquid Cargo Terminal managed by BPCL-IOCL consortium.

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