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Railways’ ‘cube’ Containers On Track To Slash Supply Chain Cost By 20-25%

Indian Railways, which has already started attracting a lot of automobile cargo this fiscal, may start getting a higher share of two- and three-wheelers with the introduction of a small, cube container called the ‘cube’.These containers, with the dimensions of a cuboid, will lower the total cost of transportation by 20-25 per cent, said Kalyani …

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Out-of-the-box idea: ‘Dwarf ’ containers that can bring Railways bulk revenues

A clutch of start-ups floated by former railway employees has been successful in drawing more customers towards the railways by designing alternative types of containers. A firm founded by Naresh Kumar – Kalyani Cast Tech — has designed containers that help provide services on the rail mode on an end-to-end basis. Kumar claims that the …

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Dwarf boxes to move additional 2 mt of annual cargo for Railways

Commercial run to begin soon will divert more cargo from road to rail Commercial run of dwarf containers on trains is likely to take off with the Railways set to finalise freight charges for them soon. These containers are shorter in size and enable double-stack movement. “These containers — which can run in double stack …

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Tracks Cleared For Dwarf Container Movement Between Gujarat And Maharashtra

The Indian Railways is set to start double-stacked dwarf container movement within three months, as all hurdles in the western belt between Gujarat and Maharashtra have been identified and the process of their elimination is on. “Within three months, dwarf containers will be operational between Jamnagar and Mundra in Gujarat and Jawaharlal Nehru Port in …

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Indian Railways zone operates its 1st double stack dwarf container train on these routes! Check details

Big milestone for Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways! The Western Railway zone of the national transporter recently operated its first double stack dwarf container train between Jamnagar and Sanjaan near the city of Mumbai. The national transporter started the double stack dwarf container or the DSDC as a new delivery model in order to attract new traffic …

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How smaller containers could mean big business for Indian Railways

The new services on the rail mode are at least 10 per cent cheaper than the roads for lighter cargo Start-ups floated by former railway employees are attracting more customers towards the railways by designing alternative types of containers. A firm founded by Naresh Kumar – Kalyani Cast Tech – has designed containers that help …

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Indian Railways introduces dwarf container service

The Indian Railways has introduced a commercial service to run double-stack dwarf containers on trains to capture the lost traffic through new delivery model for domestic cargo, the ministry said today. The containers are shorter in size and can run on electrified tracks. They enable the railways in double-stack movement of cargo and have increased …

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Indian Railways new dwarf containers have 67% more volume; could be a game-changer in capturing high-end traffic

Vamana, or the ‘dwarf’ container, is the latest of Indian Railways’ initiatives that is expected to grow into a giant, capturing high-end traffic it lost to the road sector over the years when, in the 1980s, end-to-end running of block rakes was introduced. The Hindu mythology talks about Mahabali, the Asura, who grows too big …

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