Gateway Rail Freight Ltd. (GatewayRail), a subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks Limited, on Monday, flagged off its first dedicated round-trip export service between ICD Viramgam and Nhava Sheva Port for India’s dairy giant, Amul – Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF).
GatewayRail has decided to address the difficulties faced by the exporters in the Ahmedabad region due to the ongoing crisis of shortage of shipping line containers. In doing so, the company has decided to provide dedicated round trip services between ICD Viramgam and various ports which brings empty containers to the Ahmedabad region in the inward direction and carries export laden containers to various ports in the outward direction.
GatewayRail has been a pioneer in providing dedicated weekly train services for imports and exports carried by all major shipping lines and major customers. These dedicated services are matched with vessel cut-offs in the case of exports, and vessel arrival for imports. The company operates a fleet of 31 train sets and has an overall annual handling capacity of over 600,000 TEUs.
As a private intermodal operator, GatewayRail operates four rail-linked Inland Container Depots at Garhi Harsaru (Gurgaon), Faridabad, Ludhiana and Viramgam (Ahmedabad) and a Domestic Container Terminal in Navi Mumbai with an overall annual handling capacity of over 6,00,000 TEU and warehousing space of over 40,000 SQM.
The company operates a fleet of 31 container trains sets and providing daily container train services from these ICD to ports terminals at Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Pipavav ports for EXIM and Domestic containers.