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Gujrat Pipavav Port starts double-stack highcube container trains - 2013-07-31

AP Moller-Maersk group company Gujrat Pipavav Port (APM Terminals Pipavav) has upgraded its infrastructure with the ability to carry double- stack high-cube containers. 

This new offering from APM Terminals Pipavav will help in reducing transportation cost; enhance operational capacity for the port, inland container depots and rail operators. The new offering and the cascading effect will provide better hinterland connectivity for customers based in North and North West India, a company statement said.

APM Terminals Pipavav and the Indian Railways in 2006 pioneered double stack movement in the country, when its first train moved along the Jaipur-Pipavav route, capability of double-stacking was limited to general purpose containers of a height of 8 feet and 6 inches due to structures across the tracks en route. 

The new service is strategically intended to benefit shippers, consignees, shipping lines, rail operators, ICDs and APM Terminals Pipavav for optimisation of capacity, routing and overall savings on cost and fuel.

Source: The Economic Times