of the major thrusts in improving the quality of service in
area of exim business has come with the introduction of new
State-of-the-art Rolling Stock by CONCOR
for running long lead export and import special trains to
and from the gateway ports. Around 1900 High speed flat wagons
have already been procured and and another 1300 odd are in
the pipeline. These wagons run at higher speeds (100kmph)
and safety norms than conventional railway wagons, and have
contributed significantly in reducing transits and improving
the reliability of exim train services.
meet the growth in Exim traffic at some of its terminals,
and to meet the challenge head on, CONCOR
is also acquiring more modern container handling equipment
as well. The plan is to commission a new Rubber Tyre Gantry
Crane, and a Rail Mounted Gantry Crane at our biggest facility
in Tughlakabad, New Delhi soon. Similarly, RTGs are to be
procured for ICD Dadri also. Apart from above, deployment
of tailor-made equipment like Grappler arms etc. in some of
the terminals is being contemplated to increase their handling
capacity and efficiency.
total warehousing space available for CONCOR's
Exim business is presently approximately 110000
sqm. By 2003-04, the Exim warehousing space should exceed
150000 sqm. , with facilities for handling bonded cargo, multi
stacking, consolidation of LCL cargo, air cargo handling etc.
besides conventional transit warehousing. CONCOR
has plans of introducing value-added services like Palletisation/Fumigation
of cargo, Repacking/strapping of cargo etc. at all its terminals.
Though presently CONCOR
is providing this service through contractors at some of its
Exim terminals, these services are proposed to be extended,
and once they have been introduced, CONCOR
will be able to provide almost all warehousing-related services
to its users.
sees its future growth in accessing the untapped potential
market within the country by opening more terminal facilities.
The global trend in containerization of general cargo, particularly
in relation to inter national trade has been rapid from the
1960's. Abroad, 75-80% of general cargo is containerized,
as against approx. 50% in India. In India the percentage of
container traffic out of the total Port traffic has also risen
from 0.2% in 1981 to 10% in 1999-00. The growth in containerization
has been faster than the growth in volumes of general cargo.
This is partly because international trade in geared primarily
to handle containerized cargo.
global trend is that 70-80% of containerized cargo moves directly
between the hinterland customers and the seaports in containers.
Of total container handled at Indian Ports, CONCOR
at present moves 30%. There is therefore intrinsic potential
for further growth in CONCOR
business apart from the push given by increase in foreign
trade. In the decade of its existence, the throughput growth
of the company's exim business has been almost 20% per annum.
a CFS operator, CONCOR
provides a number of value added services:
warehousing for import export cargo.
warehousing, which helps importers to store import cargo
and take partial deliveries as and when required, thereby
deferring duty payment.
of air cargo complexes in some terminals
consolidation of LCL cargoes