APM Terminals Pipavav Launches Intermodal Service

January 28, 2019

Indian multipurpose port APM Terminals Pipavav has launched a rail connection to its Kanpur Inland Container, giving customers the opportunity to connect more efficiently to the gateway port.

The new connection was named the 'Polymer Express' as the first train on the route was carrying 90 TEUs of polymer for Gail, the natural gas transmission company.

APM Terminals Pipavav is one of India's gateway ports for containers and liquid and dry bulk cargoes, serving customers in the state of Gujarat with road and rail networks to India's hinterland and northwest.

“This new connection will help exporters and importers to move their cargo faster and more safely using an environmentally friendly mode of transport," said Keld Pedersen, managing director at APM Terminals Pipavav.

This follows another recent connection in Italy, where new routes to the north from the port of Vado Ligure, have been resumed.

Vado Ligure is a large Mediterranean port that specialises in handling fresh fruit and vegetables, so rapid transit is essential. The new trains from the terminal travel to Rivalta Scrivia where the Rail Hub Europe SpA is based. This is a strategic hub for Norther Italy’s logistics system.

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