The International Cargo Terminals, through its subsidiary Delhi International Cargo Terminal (DICT), a private Inland Container Depot in North India at Sonepat, has partnered with CMA CGM to commence the second weekly block train between Mundra and Sonepat.
The 90 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) train departed Mundra port on February 06, 2021, to DICT Sonepat in the presence of DICT representatives, CMA CGM India and Port Authorities.
With the commencement of this second weekly block train, CMA CGM and DICT assure more efficient dedicated services for their customers based in the region by helping them bring their cargo to locations on time.
The two weekly trains will run between Mundra to DICT Sonepat are:
• Tuesday/Wednesday for the first block train
• Saturday/Sunday for the second block train
This second weekly block train between Mundra port and Sonepat is one of several initiatives the CMA CGM Group has implemented to boost capacity to meet its customers’ needs and make the shipping and logistics supply chain as seamless as possible. The first block train was commenced by DICT for CMA CGM in August 2019 and to date, the two companies have jointly handled 86 block trains.
CMA CGM Group is on a strategic expansion in India keeping the requirements of our customers as our prime focus. This second train service from Mundra to NCR region will allow our customers to benefit from an extended guaranteed capacity coupled to more flexibility with two departures per week.”~ Atit Mahajan, General Manager, CMA CGM India
CMA CGM is developing sustainable door-to-door solutions to allow customers to reduce the carbon footprint of transported goods significantly. Compared to cargo movement via truck, the block train option reduces CO2 emissions by up to 67%.
In other developments, CMA CGM has created an air cargo division and acquired four freighters to strengthens the group’s transport and logistics business allowing it to offer its customers a new range of comprehensive, agile and customised solutions.
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.
Delhi International Cargo Terminal strives to provide customer-centric services and add more innovative services based on customers’ requirements.