The rail container terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal and Mumbai Port account for more than 90% of the entire export import traffic that is handled by CONCOR's major hinterland terminals. These gateway ports of Mumbai are served by CONCOR's Western region, and this makes it the crucial link in the exim logistics chain for the company.
By providing direct entry and exit via regular train services to JNPT/NSICT/GTIL, and Mumbai ports, the region performs the critical function of decongesting the ports and increasing their overall handling capacity.
As many as 15 export trains are placed, and the same number withdrawn from JNPT/NSICT on a daily basis, providing high speed scheduled services to terminals at Delhi, Ludhiana, Mulund, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur,Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Vadodara, Moradabad etc.
Serving the city of Mumbai, which is the commercial and industrial hub of the country, also makes the region an important source and destination for a substantial volume of containerized cargo. The major terminals located in Mumbai are at Mulund (West) and Mulund (East) for exim traffic, and at Turbhe and Wadibunder for domestic traffic.
In addition to catering to the crucial Mumbai traffic, the region also covers parts of
Southern Maharashtra, Southern Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Goa under its jurisdiction. Facilities exist at Indore, Pune, and Miraj for catering to the traffic generated in these areas. The proximity to the gateway port makes transit and frequency of service considerations crucial for these terminals.
One of the new facilities being offered by the region is the repositioning of LCL export containers moved by rail from hinterland terminals as piggy back on the scheduled services to JNPT/NSICT for hub-reworking at the port’s CFS operated by CWC at Dronagiri Node.
The region is also a major source for domestic traffic. Domestic traffic is handled at DCT Turbhe. This facility has increased the capacity for handling domestic cargo as it is located outside the congested Wadibunder area in Mumbai.
ICD at Miraj is located in the sugar belt of Maharashtra, and will to facilitate the movement of export cargo on chassis basis from sugar factories to Gateway ports directly.