DP World facilitates ease of business through Container Rail Road Services (CRRS)
~Strengthens hinterland connectivity to various ICDs in the country~
National, India, August 19, 2016: DP World, an integral part of the supply chain has envisioned Intermodal services as a key to the infrastructural constraints of the nation. Amplifying its Outside the Gate services, CRRS administers safer movement of containers by avoiding damages or pilferages.
The Category 1 licence granted by the Indian Railways enables DP World to run CRRS on all routes in India for a period of 20 years (from any port in India to the Hinterland ICDs). This ensures fastest possible access to hinterland, significantly reducing the transit time for moving cargo to and from ICDs.
CRRS increases the weight carrying capacity of 61 MT Gross for rail wagon as compared to 26 – 33 MT for trailers by road. No deferrals are faced in comparison to road transport where the trailers are subjected to costs at various check points en-route. Benefitting the trade, CRRS also minimizes the choke-points which hamper the supply chain. Adding to the advantage, this service enables running of double stack trains and charts out synchronized Ship and Train Schedule. Trucking solutions have also been introduced to enable movement of cargo to and from ICDs to customer’s premises.
Through CRRS, DP World strengthened direct connectivity along the route of the busiest ports of India including Nhava Sheva to Ludhiana, Faridabad and Loni, Mundra to Ludhiana and Loni, and Pipavav to Ludhiana. New routes to be soon added: Nhava Sheva to Kanpur, Indore and Wardha, and Chennai – Bangalore – Kochi.
Mr. Anil Singh, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World Subcontinent said, “At DP World, we aspire to provide futuristic solutions to the trade. The CRRS services thereby presents commitment to facilitating an ease of doing business and bringing ships as close to the customers as possible. It also operates on eco-friendly and energy efficient modes of transport which warrant reduction in costs through railroads and further easing congestions at Port and National Highways. We strongly believe in evolving with a larger integrated world and thus envision future possibilities basis the emerging difficulties.”
CRRS was launched in October 2007, aided by planning of the entire supply chain and ensured that scope of these services are not limited to the shipping lines/vessel owners but instead offers greater solutions to the consignees, shippers and manufacturers at large. Currently, CRRS owns 315 BLC Wagons which form Seven Rakes each of 45 wagons. Additionally, CRRS facilitates movement of 90 and 180 container TEU per train through selected routes resulting in saving time.
About DP World:
DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.
We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.
We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.
Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.
Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2015, DP World handled 61.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 79.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.