Apollo LogiSolutions launches first EXIM train
The event marked the commencement of the EXIM business through a state-of-the-art project in ICD Kashipur.
Kashipur Infrastructure & Freight Terminals (KIFTPL), a Joint Venture between Apollo LogiSolutions Limited (ALS) and Indian Glycols Limited (IGL), has launched first EXIM (Export-Import) train from Inland Container Depot (ICD) Kashipur. Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles, Government of India, flagged off the train covering connecting Kashipur with Mundra port. The EXIM train will be servicing all gateway port/ports like Mundra and Pipavav.
The state-of-the-art private freight terminal in Kashipur, Uttarakhand, is spread over 41 acres of land, to cater the logistics requirements of region. Nearly 84 rakes of domestic transportations equivalent to 15,000 TEUs of throughput has already taken place from this terminal since its operation. The EXIM train will cater to the requirements of all industries present around this belt including chemical, paper, textiles and food grains. Raaja Kanwar, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo International, said, “This is a significant step towards building integrated logistics capabilities to provide better facilities to our hinterland customers in the near future.”
U S Bhartia, Chairman, IGL, said, “We are delighted at the commencement of this state-of-the-art project with the ALS team. With the help of ALS’s expertise, we are hopeful that railway transportation will prove to be beneficial in terms of cost savings and will prove advantageous in terms of environment friendliness.”