CMA CGM Group and Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping launch weekly block train service between Mundra and ICD Sanand

The CMA CGM Group and The Thar Dry Port (A unit of Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping) jointly received their first-ever block train. This new service is the first block train by a shipping line between Mundra and Thar Dry Port (ICD) at Sanand, Gujarat.

The fully loaded 90-TEU train was flagged off from Mundra port on April 02 and was received at ICD Sanand on April 03 in the presence of representatives from The Thar Dry Port and CMA CGM India.

Fixed window and 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 schedule departure of train from Mundra Port will be on every Saturday/Sunday.

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 a priority connection with the Group’s Indamex and EPIC services, two major services of CMA CGM India, calling the Gujarat region.

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 Group’s commitment to offering its Indian customers the best service, wherever they are located in the country.

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 India. It connects the country to the rest of the world with 12 services making 12 calls weekly.

On the launch of this block train service, 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 India’s hinterland and meet our customers’ needs across the country.”

Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping Limited (HPCSL), a leading logistics supply chain player

Incorporated in 1991, Hasti Petro Chemical & Shipping Limited (HPCSL) is a pioneer and market leader in providing tailor-made intermodal logistics solution for containerised movement of export and import/coastal and domestic cargo by rail and road through ICD’s at Sanand – Gujarat and Jodhpur – Rajasthan under the brand name– The Thar Dry Port.

HPCSL has established itself as a trusted tested reliable logistics supply chain partner with   dedicated team of professionals in ICD terminal services, 3PL warehousing/transportation distribution, special handling of auto rakes with robust infrastructure at both locations with additional ICDs coming up at Jaipur & Baroda. With an infrastructure consisting of 8 railway rakes, 418 trailers, container handling equipment’s, 100-acre land, 3 lakh sq ft of bonded and non-bonded warehousing, HPCSL handles through put of 1.5 lakh TEUs per annum, currently. HPCSL is a diversified– flagship of different verticals, i.e. petrol pumps, gas agencies, hotels, IMFL blending & bottling plants, and real-estate – and possessing unique management expertise to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.

Under the unwavering commitment of Ruchir Parekh, Managing Director and CEO of the Group, the business has grown to unprecedented height with a vision to become one of the largest players in private sector with state of art Inland Container Depots/Container Freight Stations in India.

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