APM Terminals Pipavav terminal recently received a first block train for Maersk, carrying goods for rice exporter D.D. International, from ICD Panipat. The new service, operated by DP World, is expected to help hinterland customers connect with global markets.
The train was flagged off from ICD Panipat in the first week of August and reached the port less than two days later. The containers, all carrying rice, are destined for Jeddah and Dammam in the Middle East.
Commenting on the occasion, Jakob Friis Sørensen, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav, said, “The connection helps our customers in moving their containers safely, quickly and sustainably and offers our hinterland customers an additional mode to expand their business in the global markets. Moving the consignment by rail not only reduces congestion on the road but also helps in reducing carbon footprint.”