Date of Post: 23 Aug, 2018
New Delhi: CONCOR (Container Corporation of India) has signed a MoU with Kandla International Container Terminal (KICTPL) for providing rail access to container services. The commencement of rail service shall facilitate the shipping lines and customers to utilise Kandla Port as gateway port for container business.
- CONCOR said in a BSE filing that the Mou with KICTPL aims to promote seamless connectivity and faster clearance of EXIM containers from Kandla Port.
- Under the agreement, CONCOR shall have exclusive rail access to run the container rakes between KICTPL and various ICDs/Ports for movement of EXIM containers by rail.
- The MoU is signed by Sanjay Swarup (Director, International Marketing and Operations) in the presence of V. Kalyana Rama (Chairman and Managing Director) of CONCOR and by Dhruv Kotak (Joint Managing Director) on behalf of Kandla International Container Terminal.
- CONCOR was incorporated in March 1988 under the Companies Act, and commenced operation in November 1989 after taking over the existing network of 7 ICDs (Inland Container Depots) from the Indian Railways.
- It now has the largest network of 79 ICDs/CFSs in India (72 terminals and 7 strategic tie-ups).
- In addition to providing inland transport by rail for containers, it has also expanded to cover management of ports, air cargo complexes and establishing cold-chain.
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