CITPL and Concor enhance last mile connectivity with relaunch of railbridging from CITPL to ICD Tondiarpet
PSA’S Chennai International Terminals
Pvt Ltd (“CITPL”) and CONCOR have relaunched shuttle trains between CITPL and Concor’s Tondiarpet ICD “TNPM,” with the departure of a full rake of 80 TEU from CITPL to TNPM. With the support of Chennai Port Trust and Customs, TNPM will operate as an extended gate facility for CITPL, allowing cargo owners and shipping lines to deliver and pick up containers at TNPM. TNPM is closest to main cargo aggregation and distribution centres in the area. This cuts trucking distances, reduces logistics costs and is a more environmentally-friendly transport option. In addition to incentives from CITPL, Concor is offering 45 free days of storage for laden containers and 90 free days for empty containers, increasing flexibility for both shippers and shipping lines.