State-owned intermodal operator Container Corporation of India (Concor) announced it is accepting freight bookings for the Mundra port following the interruption of service due to flooding from heavy monsoon rains, the Journal of Commerce reports.
Flooding and mudslides had caused damage to rail infrastructure in and around Ahmedabad, an intersection of the western corridor, forcing hinterland shippers to divert cargo to other west coast ports such as Pipavav and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
In a separate notice, Concor said the launch of its new train services linking Mundra and Pipavav to the Jakhwada Inland Container Depot, near Ahmedabad, that was planned for Aug. 1 has been rescheduled to Aug. 22 in the wake of current operational limitations.
Intermodal rail lifts from the country’s vast northern hinterlands, including Delhi, Rajasthan, and Ludhiana, are a key contributor to Mundra’s throughput growth
In the meantime, APM Terminals Mumbai at JNPT, which also had to work through monsoon related complications, has returned to normal gate in-and-out operations, with no truck congestion reported in the past three days, according to updates issued by trade groups.
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