Container Corporation of India Ltd., (CONCOR) had introduced By-weekly train services between ICD, Tondiarpet, Chennai to ICD, Whitefield, Bengaluru for carrying EXIM Containers.
As part of this the Import Containers of M/s. Hyundai Merchant Marine Shipping Line’s ACS service were flagged off for road-bridging by Shri Sanjay Bajpai, Executive Director, CONCOR, Southern Region, on 04 September 2019 at Adani Kattupalli Port.
CONCOR deploys closed-circuit rakes between Chennai and Bengaluru for movement of EXIM Containers on regular basis. For carriage of Import Containers landed on ACS service of M/s. Hyundai Merchant Marine, three rakes have been deployed.
Executive Director/CONCOR/SR stated that all the stake holders in this move, should strive to achieve rail out of containers from TNPM within 24 hours of unloading at Kattupalli for the benefit of the trade. This service unveiled by CONCOR has received a very good response from trade at Bengaluru which would go a long way in strengthening the rail services and stabilization of the same. Railways have extended a great arm in organizing and running the above services which would greatly improve rail co-efficiency.
CONCOR had entered into an agreement with M/s. Marine Infrastructure Developers Pvt. Ltd., (Adani Kattupalli Port) for organizing and movement of EXIM Containers between Kattupalli Port and ICD, Whitefield, Bengaluru via ICD, Tondiarpet, Chennai.
As part of evacuation programme, a function was held on 05 September 2019 at CONCOR ICD, Tondiarpet wherein Shri R. Srinivasa Naik, IRS., Commissioner of Customs, Chennai and Shri G.R. Seshagiri Rao, Group General Manager, CONCOR, ICD, Tondiarpet, Chennai, flagged off the inaugural train service between ICD, Tondiarpet and ICD, Whitefield, Bengaluru for carriage and movement of Import Containers of M/s. Hyundai Merchant Marine meant for Importers/Trade at Bengaluru.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Srinivasa Naik lauded the efforts of CONCOR in deploying their high-speed rakes between Chennai-Bengaluru for the benefit of Trade and expressed his happiness that the transactional costs will come down with the introduction of dedicated train service by CONCOR. He had extended full support of Customs for Trade facilitation and advised the Customs Officials present to strive for easy of business and remain dedicated to the goals of Customs to bring over face-less transactions in least possible time.
Shri Seshagiri Rao while thanking the Customs, Railways, Adani Kattupalli Port and Hyundai Merchant Marine Line stated that CONCOR is prepared to run scheduled and dedicated train services from Chennai to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, ICD Birgunj, Nepal, ICD Bangabandhu near Dhaka, Bangladesh and called upon the Trade to utilize the services of CONCOR to achieve cost reduction and enjoy benefits of CONCOR’s service levels. He offered to provide customized transportation and logistics solutions to the Shippers for rail movement to Nepal and Bangladesh. Trade, CHAs, Shippers and Officials of various Departments were present during the occasion had welcomed the initiative of CONCOR in providing multi-modal logistics to the Trade.