DICT attains 6,000 TEUs
The phenomenal growth has been mainly due to an increase in import, reefer and export volumes.
The Sonepat-based terminal handled more than 6,000 TEUs in August 2016. Some new commodities have also been added to the terminal’s cargo basket, including waste paper, wood pulp, calcium carbonate and machinery.
During the first year of operations, it handled over 18,000 TEUs of dry, bulk and temperaturecontrolled consignments, with the very first month of ex-im operation (January 2015) registering business worth 1,500 TEUs. The container traffic of the terminal is increasing at a fast pace as there are no delays.
With its current capabilities and future investments, DICT is expected to handle about 100,000 TEUs by the end of this financial year, which is expected to double in the following year as North Indian trade increases phenomenally. The ICD has more than 100 commodities in its cargo basket such as food grains, handloom, machinery, polymers, used clothing, liquid chemicals and perishables.
Container traffic of the terminal is increasing as there are no delays. DICT is expected to handle about 100,000 TEUs by the end of the financial year
Its host of services include containerisation, empty storage, container repair, bulk cargo warehousing, liquid bulk storage (be it of clean liquids or chemicals), railhead movement, cold storage facility for refrigerated cargo and bagging facility for bulk cargoes like fertiliser.