APM Terminals Pipavav and PRCL offer double stack rail service to Jodhpur on hub & spoke model
Ahmedabad, December 17, 2021
APM Terminals Pipavav in collaboration Pipavav Rail Corporation Limited (PRCL) are now offering double stack rail service to Jodhpur in Rajasthan via Sanand on a hub and spoke model.
The service is managed by PRCL, the joint venture between Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd and Indian Railways, the first such service by PRCL, a press release from APM Terminals said.
"Since it will be on hub & spoke model, the service will provide access to other Inland Container Depots (ICDs) in India. This is another milestone in the PRCL journey. PRCL became an active rail operator by starting the first train from Port Pipavav to Jodhpur on electrified route in September 2021," the release said.
The hub and spoke arrangement via Sanand will ensure timely evacuation from the port in lesser dwell time and thereby swift movement of the cargo for the customers. The initiative is likely to help the trade to connect with their markets quickly and competitively, it said.
Jakob Friis Sorenson, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav, said, “Customer centricity is at the core of all our initiatives. The rail connection to Jodhpur via Sanand on hub and spoke model will give an edge to our customers in connecting to their markets/ICDs quickly. We extend all our support to the PRCL to make this connection big success.”
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 Northwest of India from Gujarat.
The port is connected to northwest Indian hinterlands via rail and road networks. Its 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.