Gateway Rail operates double-stack ‘Python trains’ on the Western DFC for CMA CGM

The Gateway Rail, a subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks Limited, undertook the operations of two double-stacked trains in a python configuration on the Indian Railways’ Western DFC.

One of these two trains, which are dedicated services for CMA-CGM Shipping Line, arrived from Mundra port while the other from Pipavav port, each carrying import containers. The trains were joined at New Kishangarh, Rajasthan (Madar Junction) for the DFC stretch of 306 km up to New Ateli, Rewari, Haryana.

The Gateway Rail’s train which was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (Rewari – Madar section) is already accruing benefits from this DFC section, and will continue to benefit as the rest of the Western DFC is commissioned in phases until final completion.

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The completion of the DFC will increase the transportation efficiency and reduce the cost for consumers. It will give immense benefit to the railways along with ports, exporters, importers, shipping lines and container operators.

The recently presented Union Budget also gave great importance towards the completion of Dedicated Freight Corridor projects by June 2022.

Gateway Rail provides intermodal logistics and operates its own Inland Container Depots/Dry Ports. It operates rail linked facilities at Garhi-Harsaru (Gurugram, Haryana), Ludhiana (Punjab), Piyala (Faridabad, Haryana), Viramgam (Ahmedabad, Guajrat) and Kalamboli (Navi Mumbai).

Gateway Rail also operates regular container train service from these ICDs/Dry Ports to the maritime ports at NhavaSheva, Mundra and Pipavav, transporting import and export as well as domestic containers. All major shipping lines operate from these Gateway Rail terminals for both export and import.

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