DICT flags off rice block train to Pipavav

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 22-11-2017        Tweet

NEW DELHI: Delhi International Cargo Terminal (DICT) added one more milestone to it tally by flagging off a dedicated rake of 90 TEUs of rice shipments to Pipavav.

DICT is strategically located in the rice belt of Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, etc. to serve the rice exporters of the area with no barriers of traffic, offering 24×7 state-of-art operational ease with end-to-end services through transportation, warehousing, terminal stuffing of agricultural commodities and on-time rail movements towards ports.

DICT currently sends rice shipments to Mundra on a daily basis, supporting the trade with approx. 2,500 TEUs a month only for rice cargo. Yet, rice movement to Pipavav for a single customer through a single shipping line is like creating history in the North Indian trade, highlighted a release.

The movement was done with the support of Maersk Line and LT Foods for the latter’s shipment to Rotterdam. The expected arrival at the port of destination is December 8, 2017.

DICT had a flag off of the rice block train with its rake TXBT-13 on November 6, 2017, which was graced by senior officials of Maersk, LT Foods and DICT.

According to Maersk and LT Foods, these kinds of dedicated services facilitate faster evacuation of their cargo as per their requirement, the release emphasised.

DICT, promoted by J. M. Baxi, the Country’s leading logistics group, has 12 dedicated rakes for ports to cater to the Export-Import business of the hinterland catchment area. It currently operates daily services to Mundra, weekly service to Kandla, 2 services to Pipavav and 3 services to JNPT. Such facilitation has helped it cater to customers with 7,500 TEUs of throughput a month.