World leader in shipping and logistics, The CMA CGM Group has announced the launch of CMA CGM – GatewayRail PYTHON Train Service that ran on February 01, 2021 on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) from New Kishangarh Junction, Rajasthan.
The two Double stack ‘Ship to Rail’ dedicated trains, one leaving from Mundra and the other from Pipavav, were clubbed at New Kishangarh Junction for the onward journey on the WDFC to New Ateli Junction and were split from there for GatewayRail’s Inland Container Depot – Gurugram (Garhi Harsaru).
The Western DFC will benefit industries in Gurgaon, Manesar, Rewari, Neemrana industrial areas of Haryana and Rajasthan and ensure faster rail transportation of international cargo between the National Capital Region and Mundra, as well as Port Pipavav ports in the state of Gujarat.
On the achievement, Atit Mahajan, MD, CMA CGM India said, “The Python Rail service is one of the premier service and will be a game changer in the industry. This service is being run in the dedicated freight corridor and will significantly reduce the transit time. It will increase our cargo capacity and will also enhance our intermodal offerings to our customers. The Western dedicated freight corridor is one of the visionary projects of the Government of India and it surely will boost the existing intermodal infrastructure in the country.”
Sachin Bhanushali, Director & CEO, Gateway Rail Freight said, “GatewayRail is proud to operate this long train formation of two trains from Mundra Port and Pipavav Port on the Kishangarh – Ateli section of Dedicated Freight Corridor carrying 360 containers to GatewayRail’s ICD Gurugram (Garhi Harsaru). This is a new beginning in reliable rail transportation service connecting ocean service to the hinterland dry ports.”