The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, and Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping Ltd (The Thar Dry Port) have jointly received their first ever Block Train from Mundra to the Thar Dry Port (ICD) at Sanand, Gujarat. This new service is the first block train by a shipping line between Mundra and ICD Sanand, as per a release.
The fully loaded 90-TEU train was flagged off from Mundra Port on April 2, 2021 and was received at ICD Sanand on April 3 in the presence of representatives from The Thar Dry Port (A unit of Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping Ltd) and CMA CGM India.
Fixed window & dedicated train service for Sanand for import shipments
The new weekly block train service is the first and only block train service by any shipping line, for Ahmedabad, ex-Mundra. The train provides fixed window and dedicated service for customer import shipments, ensuring a reliable departure schedule. The scheduled departure of the train from Mundra Port will be on every Saturday/Sunday, the release informed.
This new service from Mundra to Sanand offers customers effective cargo handling and provides priority loading for urgent import shipments with no additional cost. Another key feature of the service is to have no partial loading from Mundra, as all the containers will arrive together as per Bill of Lading (BL).
Going forward, the CMA CGM Group is planning on streamlining the service even more to have priority connection with the Groups Indamex and EPIC services, two major services of CMA CGM India, calling the Gujarat region, the release added.
On the launch of this block train service, Mr Atit Mahajan, Managing Director, CMA CGM India, said CMA CGM is the pioneer in providing a seamless and connected intermodal network in India, and we are pleased to team up with Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping Ltd to serve Indias hinterland and meet our customers needs across the country.