CHENNAI: CONCOR, Chennai has commenced movement of Direct Port Delivery (DPD) and Direct Port Entry (DPE) between CONCOR HOM Annexe (Chennai Port) and CONCOR, Tondiarpet (TNPM).
The first inaugural train carrying 62 DPD containers was flagged off by Shri. P. Raveendran, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust and Shri. N. Sreekumar, CFTM, Southern Railway, on 28 March 2018, in the presence of CGM & GGM of CONCOR /Southern Region and other Senior Chennai Port and Southern Railway Officials.
PLANS TO RUN REGULAR DPD/DPE TRAINS
According to a media statement, CONCOR is proposed to run regular DPD/DPE trains between CONCOR HOM and CONCOR TNPM. The train will carry DPD/other Import containers for delivery / clearance at TNPM and in the reverse direction DPE/Other Export cleared containers.
CONCOR had entered a MoU with Chennai Port for setting up an Extended Gate Common-User Facility at CONCOR, Tondiarpet (TNPM) for de-congesting road by improving Rail co-efficient and thereby reducing the time taken for movement of containers in to and out of Chennai Port Terminals.
Chennai Customs has notified a dedicated area to handle DPD/DPE containers at CONCOR, Tondiarpet (TNPM).
Export-Import Trade fraternity may avail this facility which enables swift movement of their Import/export containers to and fro Chennai Port in the shortest time at economical cost.