APM Pipavav receives first block train of D D International with rice
The block train is operated by DP World for Maersk to transport the cargo for Basmati rice exporter D.D. International.
APM Terminals Pipavav received the first block train for Maersk carrying the consignment of their customer D.D. International, the exporter of Basmati rice, from ICD Panipat.
The train was flagged off from ICD Panipat in the first week August and reached the port within 2 days. The block train is operated by the DP world for Maersk to transport the cargo for D.D. International.
"APM Terminals Pipavav is well connected to the varied belts in north-west hinterland via rail connecting the hinterland customers to the global markets. The new service further strengthens port's connectivity to hinterland. The containers carrying rice are destined for Jeddah and Dammam in the Middle East," reads the release.
Jakob Friis Sørensen, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav, said, "We are happy to receive the first block train for D.D. International Private Limited at our port. The connection helps our customers in moving their containers safely, quickly, and sustainably and offers our hinterland customers an additional mode to expand their business in the global markets. Moving the consignment by rail is safe and sustainable that not only reduces the congestion on the road but also helps in reduction in carbon footprint."