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First Container Rake Dispatched From Kamarajar Port Railway Siding


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The vessel call of CHX Service by Maersk Line India Private Limited at the newly developed Adani Ennore Container Terminal at Kamarajar Port Limited has been inaugurated on 20.10.2018. The first mainline container vessel M.V. Leonidio has been berthed in AECTPL at KPL on 20.10.2018 @ 12.45 hrs. The Gross Tonnage of the vessel is 48,338 MT. The LOA of the vessel is 255.37 m with a arrival draft of 13 m. M.V. Leonidio has imported 486 laden TEU’s and carried 287 TEU’s from KPL. The Maersk Line India Private Limited has planned to have a weekly call of CHX Service at AECTPL at KPL.

KPL has developed a dedicated Railway siding for handling of Containers inside the Port. KPL has also signed the Co-user joint undertaking agreement with the M/s. AECTPL for unloading/loading of Containers handled at their terminal. The first rake of container rail consisting of 59 imported containers (20ft- 28 Nos. & 40ft– 31 Nos) have been evacuated from KPL Railway siding to ICD Whitefield, Bangalore on 23.10.2018 @ 17.00 hrs. The train operator M/s. Container Corporation of India Ltd. is scheduled regular services between Kamarajar Port and ICD Whitefield, Bangalore.


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