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
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
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.