New Delhi: Integrated logistics solutions providers Allcargo Logistics Ltd has inked a pact with Container Corporation of India (Concor) in a bid to ensure faster transportation and enhance service offerings to customers by rail for EXIM trade.

“This partnership entails Allcargo to transport its containers on Concor rakes between Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT ) to TIHI (Indore)," Allcargo Logistics said in a statement. The initiative, armed with the objective of promoting EXIM trade and providing better services to customers, has kick-started its inaugural train from JNPT. The two logistics giants have come together with an aim to contribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ease of doing business by shifting emphasis from road to rail, thereby easing congestion and pressure on road transportation, the company said.

Transporting cargo through rail is safer and best suited for carrying heavy cargo over long distance, leading to optimum utilisation of capital for trade. The statement said it also helps the organisations earn their share of carbon credits as railway transport causes less pollution as compared to road transport. Commenting on this partnership, Adarsh Hegde, joint managing director, Allcargo Logistics, said, “Partnership with Concor will ensure safe and faster transportation of containers thereby enhancing our service offerings to customers by road and rail for EXIM trade."

Allcargo Logistics, part of the Avvashya Group, offers specialised logistics services across multimodal transport operations, container freight station operations, coastal shipping services and project and engineering solutions.