APM Pipavav achieves momentous milestone of handling highest number outward double stack trains


APM Terminals Pipavav has handled the highest number of double stack trains to several Inland Container Depots (ICDs). The port handled a total of 181 double stack trains in November 2020, out of which 157 trains were outward double stack trains.

This is the highest number of outward double stack trains run on a monthly basis since the port terminal started its operations. The port terminal is the pioneer in introducing the concept of block train loading that is dedicated for customers and the fast transit of valued cargo.

Various commodities were transported from/to Pipavav port terminal during the month. The trains departed to various hinterland locations in northwest. In November, the average train operation time was less than 4 hours per train.

Jakob Friis Sorensen, Managing Director APM Terminals Pipavav said, “This is a big milestone for our port. Double stack trains are truly a benefit to the logistic industry as it ensures fast, safe and pollution free movement of cargoes. This milestone showcases our competency and customer orientation. It also highlights our preparedness for handling the additional traffic once DFC [Dedicated Freight Corridor] connectivity opens to our port in the next few months.”


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