CONCOR kicks off coastal operations

CONCOR, which started its operation with seven terminals, today has 81 terminals

GN Bureau | January 11, 2019


#CONCOR   #Container Corporation of India   #Indian Railways   #PSU  

Indian Railways’ PSU, Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR’s) maiden voyage vessel- SSL Mumbai was flagged off from Kandla Port to Tuticorin Port by railways minister Piyush Goyal and minister of road transport and highways, shipping and water resources Nitin Gadkari through Video link from Transport Bhawan in New Delhi. 

 
The arrangement envisages deployment of two dedicated vessels. CONCOR, in addition to first mile and last mile connectivity, will arrange port handling and coastal transportation of loaded/empty containers and bulk/break-bulk cargo between Kandla port and Tuticorin port via Mangalore port and Cochin port. As a part of overall strategy of expansion and entry into new areas of business that would complement CONCOR’s position as a multimodal logistics service provider, CONCOR has commenced coastal operations from January 10.
 
Goyal lauded the CONCOR and the shipping ministry for this joint venture and said, “The railways have introduced many new reforms in the last four and a half years. This is another first in the series of reforms. For instance, we have stopped producing the old model of coaches and started producing only LHB coaches, to eventually replace all old coaches. The joint efforts of the ministry of road and railways have led to the inauguration of the Bogibeel bridge by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently. The Rail University, having now been started, is preparing more than the 100 student for the transport sector.”
 
He said CONCOR which started its operation with seven terminals, today has 81 terminals. He said the goal is that CONCOR should operate from over 100 terminals by next year. The minister envisaged CONCOR developing itself as a ‘Ratn’ for New India.
 
Gadkari said, “It’s a red flag day in the history of transportation in India. I am glad to see this modal shift in the logistics chain.  The combination of railways and coastal shipping is a win-win situation for both modes as this will release capacity for railways to carry others goods and facilitate more commodities like steel, cement, and other general cargo to be transported through coastal trade, thereby enhancing the coastal trade basket.”

Comments

 

Other News

Many roles of civil society during pandemic

The union government enforced a nationwide lockdown on March 25, 2020 to curb the spread of coronavirus as it was causing large-scale infection and disease. Challenges of pandemic management and levels of distress were revealed during this time. The fear of Covid spread like wildfire and a

Thackeray launches three fast-track DNA units under Nirbhaya scheme

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has launched three state-of-the-art human DNA units under the Nirbhaya Scheme for efficiency in criminal investigations. A wildlife DNA unit in Nagpur makes Maharashtra the country’s first state to have a forensic testing lab for animals.  

How foreign policy has been Modi’s focus right from the start

The Midway Battle: Modi’s Roller-coaster Second Term By Gautam Chintamani Bloomsbury / 400 pages / Rs 699 Gautam Chintamani, a film historian and author, has penned an in-depth chronicle of prime minister Narendra Modi’s second

Remove unauthorized constructions without pressure: Thackeray to BMC

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has instructed the Mumbai civic authorities to take immediate action on unauthorized constructions on war footing. In a virtual meeting held on Wednesday, Thackeray said no illegal construction will be tolerated in Mumbai and called upon the BMC to

Covid norms relaxed; Mumbai restaurants, shops to remain open longer

After extending timings of shops and restaurants as well as the reopening of cinema halls and theatres under specified SOPs from October 22, in view of the festive cheer, the Maharashtra government has allowed restaurants and eateries to remain open till 12AM and shops and establishments to function till 1

Global Hunger Index data collection flawed: Arvind Panagariya

Rubbishing the recently released Global Hunger Index 2021, wherein India has slipped to 101 position to be placed below Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, Arvind Panagariya, professor of economics at Columbia University and former vice chairman, NITI Aayog, has said that data collection and methodologies used

Visionary Talk with Dr Arvind Panagariya, Professor, Columbia University & Former VC, NITI Aayog



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter