DP World, Concor launch weekly service between Bengaluru-Kochi

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on March 07, 2017

To further enhance the connectivity between Karnataka and Kerala, DP World and Container Corporation of India has introduced a new dedicated train service between Bengaluru-Kochi.

The train from Bengaluru will depart every Friday night from ICD Whitefield and reach Kochi on Sunday morning and the train from Kochi will depart every Thursday to reach Bengaluru on Friday.

Speaking after flagging off the service, Anup Dayanand Sadhu, Group General Manager, Concor India, said that the introduction of the new weekly service would significantly reduce transit time and cost for the local businesses/exporters in Karnataka to sectors like West Asia, Europe, Mediterranean etc. Through connections like these, Concor aims to strengthen its network to the hinterland, he said.

According to AV Ramana, Chairman, Cochin Port Trust, the management is taking various initiatives to enhance rail connectivity from the Vallarpadam terminal to crucial hinterland markets like Coimbatore, Bengaluru etc. This has been become possible due to the vigorous marketing efforts undertaken by dedicated team based at inland locations. Such initiatives have helped the port to move a step closer in achieving the aim of Port led-growth for the benefit of the trade.

With the newly launched train service, ICTT aims to reduce the transit time and cost for the exporters and importers, further emphasizing on the company's to facilitate ease of doing business. The train service will reduce the transit time by 5 - 7 days for the West bound cargo by avoiding the need to route it via ports along the East Coast, Jibu Kurien Itty, CEO, DP World Kochi said.

Published on March 07, 2017
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