Indian railways runs double stacked dwarf container train to JNPT port

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MUMBAI, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Indian Railways successfully completed a trial run of double stacked dwarf container train from Mehsana, 599 km from Mumbai to the country's premier container port on west coast-JNPT on Wednesday, a statement by JNPT said.

This was the first time that the train with five wagons of double stacked dwarf containers arrived at JNPT port, which accounts for around 52 percent of India's total containerised cargo volume across the major ports in the country.

In 2018, these trains were first operated on trial basis at other locations in Asia's third largest economy.

The dwarf containers provide 67 percent increase in volume when double-stacked and can carry a weight of 71 tons, against 40 tons by a normal container.

Indian Railways has also given 17 percent discount on haulage cost for double stack dwarf container trains compared to double stack normal container trains coupled with additional volume benefit, the statement said.

Terming the concept of dwarf container as a game changer, JNPT said that it was in the process of finalizing an operator for dwarf container depot to de-stuff and re-stuff export import containers. Enditem

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