Container Corporation of India (Concor) has signed a deal to run weekly trains from Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) to various inland container depots across the country.
Concor has been running trains between KICT and a depot in Jodhpur since February, and will now extend its services to depots in Ludhiana, Tuklakabad, Kodiyar and Khanej, among others.
Concor will also have exclusive access to the rail routes between the port and the depots on the route, and will be transporting both import and export containers.
KICT, a 600,000 teu terminal in north west India, offers a draft of 13 m and a length of 545 m across two berths.
The port operates with four rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes, eight rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and four reachstackers.
Concor was Incorporated in 1988 and operates a network of 79 inland depots across India.