Port Wings News Network:
Gateway Rail Freight Ltd. (GatewayRail), a subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks Limited, 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).
The exporters in the Ahmedabad region have been facing a lot of difficulty due to the ongoing crisis of shortage of shipping line containers. To address this issue, Gateway Rail Freight Limited decided to provide dedicated round trip services between ICD Viramgam and various ports which brings in empty containers in to the Ahmedabad region in the inward direction, and carries export laden containers to various ports in the outward direction.
Gateway Rail has been 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.
GatewayRail (a subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks Ltd) is India’s leading Private Intermodal Operator which 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. The parent company Gateway Distriparks Ltd (GDL) operates six Container Freight Stations at Nhava Sheva (2), Chennai, Krishnapatanam, Kochi and Visakhapatnam and India’s largest cold chain network through its group company Snowman Logistics Ltd.