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Bharathi Cement, CONCOR launches bulk movement of cement through train containers

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MUMBAI : In a bid to ensure bulk movement of cement, Bharathi Cement flagged off the first rake of standard 20ft tank containers from its Kadapa Plant to Coimbatore on rakes supplied by CONCOR.

Bharathi Cement is the flagship brand of French cement multinational Vicat Group for its India Operations.  Vicat Group along with CONCOR  in its journey of logistics excellence has come with this innovative and first of its kind model for bulk cement transportation by rail in customized tank containers and box containers with liners.

Bharathi Cement plans to serves its key markets of  Chennai,  South West Tamil Nadu and Kerala from its Kadapa plant in Andhra Pradesh by this new mode of transportation.

As a part of this model, Bharathi Cement would be moving bulk cement through standard 20ft tank containers from its Kadapa Plant to Coimbatore on rakes supplied by CONCOR. Bharathi Cement is building a dedicated packaging terminal at Coimbatore involving an investment  of Rs 130 crores to serve bagged and bulk cement to its key markets of Kerala and South West Tamil Nadu.

The investment is also for owning Containers and setting up fully automated terminal at Coimbatore, said Mr. Anoop Kumar Saxena, CEO Vicat Group In India. He said this model would help Bharathi Cement to reduce its logistics cost , carbon emission and will improve the service level for its customers.

This initiative adds one more feather in the cap of Bharathi Cement Logistics excellence journey. Anoop Kumar Saxena said this  innovative step by CONCOR  and Bharathi Cement in cement  logistics  will change the way the Indian cement industry transports bulk and bagged cement to  its customers.

This model adopted by Bharathi for the first time in India will surely be pivotal  for Indian Railways.

The first rake was flagged off last evening from Bharathi Cement  Yerraguntla Plant by Anoop  Saxena in the presence of Company Directors, Seshagiri Rao  ED CONCOR and South Central  Railway officials.

Sanjay Mohanty , Member Operation and Business Development , Railway Board  and V.Kalyana  Rama- MD CONCOR flagged off the rake digitally from New Delhi.

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