Amid lockdown, Maersk urges Indian clients to switch from road to railLogYcode
Amid Covid-19 and the country’s shutdown, Maersk India urged its customers to migrate from road to inland rail service for quicker and more consistent container transport.
The shutdown had already done considerable harm to Indian logistics, and the most affected was road transport, which had seen state authorities stopping trucks at borders, drivers leaving for Covid-19 home states and even abandoning their trucks in the region. Large airports and seaports are experiencing pollution of freight and a major decline in their container movements. Grounding passenger flights often pushed air freight power down. In the meantime, rail is the only means of transport appearing to function effortlessly.
A.P executive director In his LinkedIn article, Moller-Maersk South Asia noted “Beat the limitations on road transport during the Covid-19 lockdown in India by utilizing our inland rail services to send the cargo from the port to the nearest ICD and escape uncertainty during the lockdown. Switch from road to rail to handle containers more easily and without interruptions.