NAGPUR: Container Corporation of India Ltd, a public sector undertaking, under the Ministry of Railways, a Navratna Company has its Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Narendra Nagar, Ajni. It has added another laurel in trade movement by flagging off a customer-specific dedicated full export rake of KEC International Limited containing transmission towers in 90 containers to gateway ports from CONCOR, ICD, Nagpur on Friday. All that needs to be done is that the ICD needs to be connected with the station by the railways. CONCOR is a subsidiary of Indian Railways that is engaged in transport of cargo containers to the seaports.
The consignment was Customs cleared by M/s Thaparsons K V Shipping Agents P. Ltd, one of the leading Customs House Agent and logistic provider of Central India. The flagging off of this rake was done by Anup Kumar Satpathy, Chief General Manager of Central Region of CONCOR, Nagpur, Dr Pinky Baskey, Deputy Commissioner Customs/ICD, Nagpur, Santosh Kumar Singh, Chief Manager of CONCOR/ICD, Nagpur, Amol R Bhople, GM (Plant Operations) of KEC International Limited, Nitindatt L. Lekhak, Manager Logistics of KEC International Limited, Shourabh Sharma, CEO of Goodrich Logistics P Ltd, Karan Thapar, Thaparsons K V Shipping Agents P. Ltd, and prominent trade members.
CONCOR also intends to do coastal shipping services for Bangladesh through Krishnapatnam Port to serve the export trade of Central Region which is expected to be launched soon.
CONCOR’s CGM for Central India Arunkumar Satpathy said the agency is in a position to start the facility in a month’s time if the rail connectivity is established. Under the present situation, trains running from the direction of Nagpur to Mumbai can reach the ICD but not those form the opposite direction. “There has been a time overrun as the work was expected to have been completed by 2016. However, now the railways have assured to finish it within a month’s time after which the ICD here can become operational,” said Sathpathy, adding, “Once ready, majority of the work from the present ICD at Narendra Nagar will be shifted to Mihan.”