India pushes rail overhaul to nudge JNPT shippers away from trucking

As competition from road haulers intensifies amid sluggish volume growth, Indian rail authorities are linking with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to devise new ways to optimize containerized rail capacity and shore up service competitiveness. Touting it as a game-changing move, the Indian Railways, parent of Container Corporation of India (Concor), has opened consultations with […]

India has given a positive response to Nepal’s proposal for allowing inland waterways in three routes and move

India has given a positive response to Nepal’s proposal for allowing inland waterways in three routes and movement of bulk cargos via railway from Indian seaports to major Nepal-India border points. The southern neighbor has expressed its consent during Nepal-India Transit Treaty Review meeting that kicked off in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The bilateral meeting will […]

Customs clearance to get tech boost, may now take 12 minutes from 12 hours earlier

Automated facilities could drastically slash the time taken for Customs’ clearance at Indian ports, a move that is set to further improve India’s standing on the Ease of Doing Business Index, reports Business Standard. Mumbai’s Nhava Sheva port takes 82 hours to import, of this Customs takes up 12 hours. The government is considering blockchain, machine learning […]

First freight rake service from Sankari to Vanjipalayam flagged off

The first freight rake service from Sankari durg to Vanjipalayam Station in Tiruppur district, carrying cement consignment, was flagged off here on Wednesday. Salem Railway Divisional Manager U. Subba Rao flagged off the service from Sankari durg in the presence of E. Harikrishnan, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Harikumar, Senior Divisional Operating Manager, S. K. Palaniappan, […]

PSA Mumbai and Gateway Rail launch weekly north India block train service

PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (PSA Mumbai) and Gateway Rail Freight Limited (GRFL) held a trade meet in Gurugram, Haryana to launch a weekly train service operated by GRFL between PSA Mumbai and GRFL’s Inland Container Depots (ICDs) in North India. This service will provide regular train connectivity between PSA Mumbai and GRFL’s network of […]

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