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1st Export Train Flagged Off By Ahmedabad Division Of Indian Railways

The Inland Container Depot (ICD) will open international trade for the industrial belt of Sanand- Mehsana- Bechraji.

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Gateway Rail Freight, a subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks has announced that it has started Inland Container Depot (ICD) operations at Viramgam near Ahmedabad Gujarat from July 26, 2019. The first export train service from Viramgam was flagged off by Divisional Railway Manager, Ahmedabad division, Mr. Deepak Jha, IRTS. Additional Commissioner Customs, Mr. Sushant Kumar and Joint Commissioner Customs Mr. Amit Kumar were also present at the occasion. The first consignment of export containers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India was cleared under Assistant Commissioner of Customs Mr. Bisht.

On the inaugural occasion, Mr. Deepak Jha, DRM, Ahmedabad Western Railway said, “This initiative will benefit international trade in Ahmedabad and would go a long way in offering rail/road option for the new industrial estates of Gujarat”.

Mr. Sachin Bhanushali, Director and CEO, GatewayRail said, “We are committed to offering a reliable rail transportation service for imports and exports from our Viramgam ICD which would make a fundamental difference in the Intermodal service for Gujarat trade”.

Mr. Samvid Gupta, Joint Managing Director of the Company said, “With the addition of this ICD, our Group will be able to offer intermodal service from its 12 container terminals across India to the shipping lines and the international trade. We are committed to delivering world-class service to our esteemed customers”.

GatewayRail is a leading private ICD and intermodal rail operator with ICDs at Gurugram and Faridabad in Haryana and Ludhiana in Punjab. It operates 30 BLC class trains to provide a daily service between these ICDs and the western ports of Nhava Sheva, Mundra, and Pipavav. It also offers optional road transport service from these ICDs to provide an integrated intermodal solution for the international trade in NCR and Punjab and will now offer similar service from the newly inaugurated ICD at Viramgam to the international trade of newly developing industrial belt of Sanand- Mehsana- Bechraji of Ahmedabad.

Apart from GatewayRail, GDL operates container freight Stations in Nhava Sheva, Chennai, Vizag, Kochi, and Krishnapatnam. GDL and GatewayRail together have a capacity to handle 2.1 million TEUs per annum and warehousing space of 1.73 million square feet across its 12 container terminals. Snowman Logistics, it's third vertical, is a cold chain logistics company with Pan India presence at 31 locations in 15 cities.