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First export container train flagged off to Pipavav Port by Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation Ltd.

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The Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (RAJSICO) flagged off the first container train from Jodhpur (ICD Basni) to APM Terminals Pipavav for exports to various countries. The train was flagged off by Dr. Rajesh Sharma, Division Commissioner & Managing Director, RAJSICO last week. This is the first such direct train between Jodhpur (ICD Basni) & APM Terminals Pipavav.

This direct connectivity from the Inland Container Depots (ICD’s) to the terminal will help in expanding the exports of commodities such as, handicrafts and guar gum to the global markets from the region and extend the capacity and competency of a quick turnaround in domestic and global trade.

Mr. Jakob Friis Sorensen Managing Director APM Terminals Pipavav said, “This is indeed an important step in expediting safe passage of cargoes for export via train. The export train service will further strengthen our competencies and service delivery to our clients. We are thankful to RAJSICO and all supporting stakeholders and we are proud to expand our import and export facilities with them”.

APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is one of India’s leading gateway port for Containers, Ro/Ro (passenger cars), Liquid Bulk and Dry Bulk cargoes serving customers in the state of Gujarat with road and rail networks to India’s hinterland and northwest. The current annual Cargo Handling Capacity includes 1.35 million TEU Containers, 250,000 Passenger cars, 2 million metric tons of Liquid bulk and 4 million metric tons of Dry bulk. APM Terminals Pipavav is India’s first public private partnership (PPP) port in India and is a part of the APM Terminals global terminal network.
Source: APM Terminals Pipavav

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