DICT acts as ICT hub for Delhi-NCR

In only two years time, Delhi In­ter­na­tional Cargo Ter­mi­nal (DICT) has be­come the sin­gle-point so­lu­tion for the lo­gis­tics needs of many cus­tomers, due to its wide range of in­fras­truc­tural fa­cil­i­ties, says Ku­mar Pulkeshin, Se­nior Gen­eral Man­ager – Mar­ket­ing

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The Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion (NCR) and its sur­round­ing ar­eas are among the largest cargo gen­er­at­ing hin­ter­lands of In­dia, both for EXIM trade and for do­mes­tic end-use, but the in­dus­trial hub had the prob­lem of lack of in­te­grated lo­gis­tics ser­vices. With the ad­vent of DICT, an ICD of the J M Baxi Group, this prob­lem has now turned into an op­por­tu­nity. The in­te­grated rail-linked lo­gis­tics park cum in­land con­tainer de­pot which has been built on a sprawl­ing 85 acres of land si­t­u­ated near Sonepat, off the Na­tional High­way No 1, is re-defin­ing bulk and con­tainer lo­gis­tics. DICT is act­ing as a hub and dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tre for the en­tire North In­dia. It is there­fore rightly termed as an ‘ICT’ (In­ter­na­tional Cargo Ter­mi­nal) and not just an­other ‘ICD’. EXIM and do­mes­tic cargo fra­ter­nity in NCR?

It is also one of the pre­ferred ter­mi­nals for han­dling do­mes­tic cargo and runs a ded­i­cated weekly ser­vice to Mum­bai for do­mes­tic cargo. To sup­port ded­i­cated rail ser­vice to gate­way ports, DICT has also man­aged a pool of empty in­ven­to­ries to move rakes be­tween gate­way ports and DICT. It has in­vested in power packs to run ded­i­cated train ser­vices for reefer con­tain­ers.

The big­gest ad­van­tage of DICT is the fact that it is lo­cated at a crit­i­cal po­si­tion on the out­skirts of NCR and is the cen­tral artery for car­goes like rice, meat, yarn, woollen rags, blan­kets and scrap. DICT is also po­si­tioned at the mouth of the fun­nel where all traf­fic from the North East–North West quad­rant con­verges to gain en­try into Delhi. Now the ter­mi­nal has a good mix of cargo like food grain, hand­loom, ma­chin­ery, poly­mers, used cloth­ing, liq­uid chem­i­cals and per­ish­ables. What is your vol­ume per month?

DICT has achieved a vol­ume of more than 3,500 TEUs/month and has cap­tured a three per cent mar­ket share of NCR’s EXIM con­tainer mar­ket. DICT’s tar­get is to reach a vol­ume of 6,000 TEUs/month by end of this fi­nan­cial year. It has al­ready raised the tempo in the ship­ping com­mu­nity to achieve this tar­get.

DICT is de­vel­op­ing pro­gres­sively to­wards ca­pa­bil­i­ties to han­dle over one mil­lion con­tain­ers, over eight mil­lion tonnes of bulk and liq­uid car­go­ca­pac­ity, com­pletely mech­a­nised bag­ging

Ex­pan­sion plans

To sup­port ded­i­cated rail ser­vice to gate­way ports, DICT has also man­aged a pool of empty in­ven­to­ries to move rakes be­tween gate­way ports and DICT

USP of DICT.

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