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On 18 November 2019, PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (PSA Mumbai) and Gateway Rail Freight Limited (GRFL) held a trade meet in Gurugram, Haryana in India, to launch a weekly train service.

The service is operated by GRFL and will provide regular train connectivity between PSA Mumbai and GRFL’s network of Inland Container Depots (ICDs) in North India – including Garhi-Harsaru (Gurugram, Haryana), Ludhiana (Punjab), Piyala (Faridabad, Haryana), and Viramgam (Ahmedabad, Gujarat).

The event provided the trade fraternity with good opportunity for business networking and was a platform for active discussions on the logistical requirements of shippers. The event was well received as guests were appreciative of PSA Mumbai’s efforts, in being the first terminal from JNPT to interact directly with the trade fraternity in North India, as well as for creating new capacity.

Chennai Port and PSA Chennai is well connected with the railway network. At present, the Port and Terminal is linked to Southern Railway network via Madras Beach Railway that connects Chennai Port Station to other key hinterland locations of Tamil Nadu, the Southern Railway Trunk line to Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore etc.

Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) runs regular container train services (20 rakes per week) between Chennai Port and Bangalore. Chennai Port and PSA Chennai are also connected to CONCOR Tondiarpet (Chennai) ICD/CFS by rail.

The port is a gateway to the hinterland comprising eastern and northeastern India as well as two land-locked neighbouring countries – Nepal and
Bhutan. It is well connected by the national highways.