DICT at­tains 6,000 TEUs

The phe­nom­e­nal growth has been mainly due to an in­crease in im­port, reefer and ex­port vol­umes.

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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.

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