GatewayRail Freight (a subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks) and Ocean Network Express (ONE) on Monday flagged off their first double-stack export container train with 180 TEUs from ICD Gurugram (Garhi Harsaru) to APM Terminals Pipavav, which aims to provide assured connection to exporters.
“The commodities carried were auto spare parts, laminated sheets, machinery parts, tiles, cotton yarn, motorcycles and air conditioners etc. The containers were for export to the destinations such as Colombo, Jakarta, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Singapore among others,” reads the release.
Currently, GatewayRail operates three weekly ‘Sakura’ import services through Pipavav Port for ONE; while this is the first export container train exclusively moved for ONE. The frequency of export containers through Pipavav is likely to increase further with this initiative.
Jakob Friis Sørensen, managing director, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “We are delighted to work alongside GatewayRail, who is a pioneer in dedicated train services for imports and exports. Due to the direct train service, the exporters will have the advantage of exporting their goods safely and quickly. We are proud to offer our infrastructure facilities with other logistics partners to ensure safe, reliable and quicker passage of cargoes for export.”