Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s biggest public container handler, is aggressively working to lure more truckload freight to the rails in an effort to alleviate congestion in the harbor.
The port administration last week announced another round of incentives for rail containers handled at state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal. In a trade notice, JNPT said all containers moved by rail to and fromContainer Corporation of India’s inland container depot at Mulund on the outskirts of Mumbai will be allowed a rebate of Rs. 728 (about $11) per container on handling charges levied by the terminal.
ICD Mulund is strategically located and accessible by road and rail to the catchment area around Mumbai, the advisory said. The trade advisory is a followup to one issued at the end of March that extended similar rail discounts for containers hauled to and from local container freight stations on dedicated trains serving JNCT.