Rail from Gujarat Pipavav Port to Faridabad
A new weekly double stack rail service to the industrial centre in Faridabad, Haryana ,will carry two containers placed one on top of another in specially designed rail cars.
APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port) has commenced a new weekly double stack rail service to the industrial centre in Faridabad, Haryana. The dedicated double stack operations, which can efficiently carry two containers placed one on top of another in specially designed rail cars, will be operated in association with Gateway Rail and NYK India. Known as ‘ Sakura II’, the service will operate between Pipavav Port and ICDFaridabad Piyala/ ICD-Garhi Harsaru, covering a distance of 1,015km (630 miles) exclusively for Japanese NYK Shipping Line. The existing Sakura I dedicated double stack rail service, is operated by NYK exclusively for containers being imported by Maruti Suzuki India.
The inaugural service was flagged off from Pipavav Port by Keld Pedersen, Managing Director, in 2006 with service from Pipavav to the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, terminating in Jaipur, one of India’s largest cities.
Pipavav Port is currently moving block trains between Garhi Harsaru and Pipavav and between Ludhiana and Pipavav.