CONCOR starts DPD rail freight movement at Jawaharlal Nehru Port

In an initiative aimed at reducing load on terminal gates, The Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) has commenced evacuating direct port delivery (DPD) containers landing at Jawaharlal Nehru port (JNPT) by rail, says official reports. The initiative aims to offer a sustainable alternative to road transport and will reduce emissions. “Under the DPD scheme, import containers are delivered directly to pre-approved clients at the port itself instead of waiting in a container freight station (CFS) located outside for clearance, which reduces the cargo dwell time and cost for shippers,” reports add. In collaboration with Gateway Terminals India (GTI) and PSA BDP, CONCOR initiated the dispatch of two rakes on May 11 and 12, carrying cargo from Sabic Innovative Plastics India from GTI’s rail siding at Jawaharlal Nehru port in Nhava Sheva to its Varnama ICD at Vadodara, and subsequently to SABIC, the official from CONCOR said in reports.