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Railways' CONCOR begins coastal operations

  • Category
    Economy
  • Published
    17th Jan, 2019

Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR)’s voyage vessel- SSL Mumbai undertook its maiden coastal journey from Kandla Port to Tuticorin Port recently.

Context

Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR)’s voyage vessel- SSL Mumbai undertook its maiden coastal journey from Kandla Port to Tuticorin Port recently.

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  • The project of which a voyage vessel is a part is a joint venture of CONCOR and Ministry of shipping.

CONCOR

  • It was incorporated in March 1988 under the Companies Act and commenced operation from November 1989.
  • From its humble beginning, it is now an undisputed market leader having the largest network of 81 ICDs/CFSs in India (73 terminals and 8 strategic tie-ups).
  • In addition to providing inland transport by rail for containers, it has also expanded to cover management of ports, air cargo complexes and establishing cold-chain.
  • It has played an important role of promoting containerization in India through its modern rail wagon fleet, customer friendly commercial practices and extensively used Information Technology.

Significance

  • This will provide seamless solution to customers from origin to destination.
  • This new service started by CONCOR will be highly profitable for the freight movement to send goods to different locations in a cost effective manner and will also reduce the load on railways and road.

    Some of the important reforms undertaken by the railways in recent time:

    • Stopped producing the old model of coaches and started producing only LHB coaches, to eventually replace all old coaches.
    • Target of 100 % electrification over the vast Indian Railways network.
    • The joint efforts of the Ministry of Road and Railways have led to the inauguration of the Bogibeel Bridge.
    • The Rail University, having now been started, is preparing more than the 100 student for the transport sector.
    • The new indigenous built Train 18, under Make in India initiative, will soon be flagged off on New Delhi Varanasi route
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