CONTAINERISATION IN RAIL TRANSPORT

(Indian Railway Experience)

9% growth in GDP expected to continue. With elasticity of 2.2 Million TEU.5 million TEU in 5 years . container traffic should grow more than 19% per annum in coming years for GDP growth @9%. Container traffic by 2012 is expected to cross 14 Million TEU mark from existing 6.5 million TEU by rail expected to increase to 7.GROWTH INDICATORS Indian Economy has registered a healthy growth rate of more than 9 % during 2005-06 and 2006-07.15 between GDP and container traffic growth. 1.

HISTORICAL IMPRINTS • 1966 – First train carrying IRS containers moved by IR • 1972 – First IS container lands at Indian port • 1981 – First ICD established by IR • 1988 – CONCOR incorporated • 2006.Double Stack Container train introduction on IR– 75 kmph. • 2007 – Trials conducted for DSC on flat wagons at 100 kmph and 22 tonne axle load .

187 .TOTAL COASTAL LENGTH-7.12 NON MAJOR PORTS .517 kms MAJOR PORTS .

894 WESTERN REGION 70.000 8.56 5.802 . KANDLA 177.N.000 3. MORMUGAO 12. CHENNAI 798. J. PIPAVA 152. VIZAG 50. MUMBAI 138.000 10.298.127.000 4.PORT 3. MUNDRA 528.000 6.000 EASTERN REGION 6. PARADIP 2.000 SOUTHERN REGION 23.000 13. COCHIN 227.000 12. TUTICORIN 377.Port Traffic During 2006-07 % share in Total In Teu 1.000 11. HALDIA 110.908 14. KOLKATA 240. MANGALORE 17.16 9.28 ALL PORTS 6.000 7.000 2.

More than 50 trains per day .NORTHERN INDIA SOUTHERN INDIA WESTERN INDIA EASTERN INDIA CENTRAL INDIA TOTAL 11 container handling ports.56 .09 .13 .08 .16 .10 .

• During last three years.Existing Container Traffic Scenario • Western Sector ports account for more than 70% of total container traffic in India. Western UP. • 85% of CONCOR trains carrying EXIM containers are run for Western Sector. Haryana and Punjab. growth on Western Sector ports was about 17% against 15. .6% all India Growth. • 75% trains are for ICDs located in Delhi.

Entry of Private Operators in Container Train Operations. . Decision to construct Dedicated Freight Corridor.Changes in Recent Years Setting up of new ports and terminals with private participation. Introduction of Double Stack container rains to Pipavav and Mundra Ports.

extendable by 10 years • Rolling Stock. operations commenced by 9 • Plan for procurement of 250 rakes .NEW CONTAINER POLICY • Validity of concession for 20 years. loading/unloading Operators’ responsibility • Operators free to decide public tariffs • Agreement signed with 15 operators.

LIKELY IMPACT OF NEW CONTAINER POLICY • Substantial increase in Rail-borne container traffic. specially in domestic volumes • Service improvement due to commitments made by Railways in Concession Agreement • Augmentation of infrastructure • Competitive Rail Freight Charges to benefit Shippers/Customers .

SOLUTIONS & INITIATIVES… • Double stack container trains (under electric traction) • Dedicated Freight Corridors • High speed wagons • Higher axle load wagons • Capacity augmentation of existing routes • Setting up of Logistics Parks at strategic locations .

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