KASHIPUR: Kashipur Infrastructure & Freight Terminals (KIFTPL), a joint venture between Apollo LogiSolutions Limited (ALS) and Indian Glycols Limited (IGL) launched first EXIM (Export-Import) train from Inland Container Depot (ICD) Kashipur recently. Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles, Government of India flagged off the train connecting Kashipur with Mundra port. The EXIM train will be servicing all gateway port/ports like Mundra and Pipavav.
The state of art private Freight Terminal in Kashipur, Uttarakhand, is spread over 41 acres of land, to cater the logistics requirements of region. Nearly 84 rakes of domestic transportations equivalent to 15000 TEUs of throughput has already taken place from this terminal since its operation. This event marked the commencement of the EXIM business through a state of art project in this region. The EXIM train will cater to the requirements of all industries present around this belt including chemical, paper, textiles and food grains.
Commenting on the development, Raaja Kanwar, managing director, Apollo International Limited said, “It is a historic occasion for us to flag off the first EXIM train in this region in the presence of Shri. Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles, Government of India. This is a significant step towards building integrated logistics capabilities to provide better facilities to our hinterland customers in the near future.”
“We are delighted at the commencement of this state of art project with the ALS team. With the help of ALS’s expertise, we are hopeful that railway transportation will prove to be beneficial in terms of cost savings and will prove advantageous in terms of environment friendliness,” US Bhartia, Chairman, IGL, said.