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DP World launches multimodal service ‘SARAL-2’ connecting Chennai to Delhi-NCR 

DP World launches multimodal service ‘SARAL-2’ connecting Chennai to Delhi-NCR 

  • The SARAL-2 multimodal service offers end-to-end sustainable logistics solutions through coastal, rail, and road connectivity.

4th March 2024: DP World, a leading global provider of smart end-to-end supply chain solutions, announced its multimodal service ‘SARAL-2’, connecting Chennai to the National Capital Region under the ‘SARAL’ initiative. This service is the first multi-modal daily rail freight service with a capacity of 500 TEUs per week. DP World launched the first-of-its-kind dedicated scheduled Rail Freight Service, ‘SARAL‘ – ‘Sustainable, Assured, Reliable, and Agile Logistics’, connecting customers from South Gujarat to the markets in and around the National Capital Region (NCR) in November 2023. 

SARAL-2 leverages DP World’s multimodal services by integrating coastal, rail, and truck operations to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and enhance supply chain efficiencies. With a remarkable reduction of~70% in CO2 emissions compared to road transportation, this dedicated service assures efficient cargo transport for customers in Delhi NCR and Chennai. 

This innovative second service is a joint initiative by Avana Logistek (part of Unifeeder, a DP World company) and DP World’s rail freight services, to offer customized, reliable, and cost- effective logistics solutions to the trade and businesses with weekly frequency bringing India’s northern markets closer to the southern region. Aligned with PM Gati Shakti National Master plan, SARAL-2 multimodal service will provide seamless multimodal connectivity to various industry clusters in and around the region.  

Speaking on the launch of the SARAL-2 service for the south, Adhendru Jain, Vice President, Rail and Inland Terminals, DP World Subcontinent, said, “This second service under the SARAL initiative is part of our continuous pursuit of enhancing and streamlining logistics for our valued customers. Our end-to-end multimodal daily service connects businesses based in Chennai with the NCR region, establishing a two-way connection for efficient, reliable, and sustainable operations. This service will surely benefit solar industries, commodity, FMCG, and domestic retail businesses and EXIM businesses in both regions.”

DP World will provide cargo owners with a sustainability profile that highlights the reduction of CO2 emissions achieved by each user of the SARAL service. The launch of this dedicated multimodal service connecting Chennai and Delhi-NCR is a testament to DP World’s commitment to building a strong multi-modal supply chain network and providing cargo owners cost-effective and sustainable solutions for cargo movement.

Customers can book their shipments by logging onto https://www.logistics.dpworld.com or email: Saral.rail@dpworld.com. DP World is also offering customers the added convenience of phone bookings at +91 8488860707 / 9074792576, which are available 24/7.

About DP World 

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally. 

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 108,100 employees from 161 nationalities, spanning 74 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses — Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What’s more, we’re reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimizing disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door. 


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