Adani Hazira Container Terminal and state-owned rail operator Container Corp. of India have reached an agreement to ensure an intermodal route connecting Tughlakabad and Dadri, two major hinterland points near Delhi, with Adani Hazira Port through Ankleshwar, an inland container depot in Gujarat.
“With this arrangement, shipping lines as well as exporters and importers have one more option of moving their inland shipments via Hazira Port,” according to a joint statement.
AHCT said: “Customers can take advantage of the reduced distance and competitive tariff to Hazira over Nhava Sheva Port.”
“Concor is committed to offering rail connectivity from ICD-Tughlakabad and ICD-Dadri to Hazira,” the rail operator said. “Concor is also exploring the option of connecting other north Indian ICDs to Hazira in the near future.”
Hazira Port, about 120 nautical miles north of Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva), began container operations in August 2012. Built by Adani Group, the terminal has two berths with a total quay length of 2,133 feet, a 44-foot draft and four quay cranes, providing for an annual capacity of nearly 1 million TEUs. Several major container carriers, including Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and United Arab Shipping, offer weekly calls at the private terminal.