The first full reefer rake titled as “The Maersk Processed Food Express” was flagged off from ICD Viramgam to Pipavav Port. The reefer train operated by Gateway Rail Freight Ltd, carried agro-based commodities from Gujarat to be exported to South East Asia. This service will help in safe and quick passage of frozen food from Ahmedabad and nearby area, thereby shifting the transport of commodities from road to rail, an environment friendly mode.
The flagging off ceremony was graced by Mr. Ashok Pandey & Mr. Bhumik Bhatt from Gateway Rail. Senior executives from Maersk & APM Terminals Pipavav were also present.
The reefer rake facility is going to be a boon for exporters from Gujarat Mr. Jakob Friis Sorenson, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav saidCommenting on reefer rake movement, Mr. Jakob Friis Sorenson, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “The reefer rake facility is going to be a boon for exporters from Gujarat as it will open up a whole new global market for their produce. We are excited to be a part of a logistics supply chain for ‘Made in India’ products from Gujarat to the world. This initiative by Maersk and Gateway Rail is commendable and we believe that with collaborative efforts of ICD, Liner and the Customer, this service will benefit the agro based trade.