The new seven-day-a-week service was announced on Aug. 14 after a trial period with Hapag Lloyd.
Rail & Intermodal
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
The growing popularity of shipping containers by rail from China to Europe is leading to delays as increasing cargo volume begins to overpower European terminals.
By volume, JNPT handled 61,383 TEU during the month via rail.
More than 80 percent of CSX shippers surveyed have experienced problems with the railroad’s service.
The Bangladesh government is welcoming private sector investments in inland container terminals.
“The restriction on loading of trains to Mundra Port has been lifted.”
Chicago-area draymen are charging shippers surcharges of $75 and even double that.
Port CEO Brandy Christian called the agreement a “win-win”.