International Cargo Terminal (ICT), part of the J M Baxi group, is deploying its own container trains on the East Coast of India, connecting Visakha Container Terminal (VCT) to the hinterland. Initially the service is catering for traffic generated by Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL) moving to ICD Jajpur in a partnership with Maersk Line.
The trains will be carrying import containers of steel scrap and other products from VCT to JSL’s facility at Jajpur and exports of steel as finished products in return. The first service from VCT was flagged off on the 24th of July with 90 20ft containers moving to ICD Jajpur.
Maersk has linked up with JM Baxi to offer this end-to-end logistics solution for Jindal Steel. ICD Jaipur in Odisha is Maersk’s third inland cargo acceptance point after Balasore and Jharsuguda. “Our aim is to simplify supply chains for our customers by facilitating end-to-end logistics, reducing the transit time and cost to make it more accessible and sustainable for everyone,” comments Bhavik Mota, Head of Product, Maersk South Asia.