DP World & CMA CGM launch first block train by a shipping line between Mundra & Panipat

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DP World and CMA CGM jointly received their maiden Block Train from Mundra, Gujarat to DP World PFT (ICD) Panipat, Haryana. This new service is the first block train by a shipping line between Mundra and Panipat, highlighted a release.

The fully loaded 90-TEU train was flagged off from Mundra Port on February 27, 2021. The service was received in the presence of representatives from DP World and CMA CGM India.

Dedicated connections between the Port of Mundra and the inland container depot of Panipat The new weekly block train service will provide dedicated and seamless connection from Mundra Port to PFT (ICD) Panipat, thereby facilitating customers cargo reaching internal markets faster. With priority rail-out option and fixed train schedule, customers will be able to minimise waiting time at the port as well as plan their cargo movements effectively.

The train will depart Mundra Port on Saturday/Sunday.

DP World committed to increasing share of rail freight in India by promoting multimodal logistics DP World provides container train services connecting major cargo centres to gateway ports. It continuously works towards providing bespoke solutions that enhance reliability and visibility of customers supply chains. The company has created an extensive network of logistics assets in India, including Express & Third-Party Logistics Services, Port Terminals, Container Freight Stations, Rail Services, Inland Rail Terminals, Cold Chain, Free Trade Zones, Freight Forwarding and Feeder Services. DP World caters to the end-to-end supply chain needs of customers across all kinds of storages, all modes of transportation and all types of bulk, domestic, ex-im and temperature-controlled cargoes. Through its network of Port Terminals, CFSs and Inland Terminals, DP World covers almost 70% of ex-im and 30% of domestic markets in India.

CMA CGM, an expert in intermodal solutions, committed to meeting its customers needs The CMA CGM Group is an industry pioneer offering customised, innovative and customer-centric intermodal solutions for seamless continental connections. This new block train service is another example of the Groups commitment to offering its Indian customers the best service, wherever they are located in the country.

It is the 10th dedicated block train service being operated by the CMA CGM Group in India.

CMA CGM is developing sustainable door-to-door solutions to allow its customers to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of their transported goods. Compared to cargo movement via truck, the block train option reduces CO2 emissions by up to 67%.

Present in India for more than 30 years, the CMA CGM Group employs 4,700 staff members in the country. It connects India to the rest of the world through 12 services making 12 calls weekly, the release pointed out.