CONCOR - Container Corporation of India

CONCOR (Container Corporation of India Ltd.) was incorporated in March 1988 under the Companies Act. The organization categorized as Miniratna Public Sector Company under Ministry of Railways India. In November 1989 CONCOR commenced operations taking over an existing network of seven ICDs (Inland Container Depots) of Indian Railways.

Currently CONCOR have network of 62 ICDs/CFSs (Container Freight Stations), which is the largest network in India. This makes Container Corporation of India Limited an undisputed market leader. Apart from inland rail transport, organization also covers air cargo complexes, management of ports and establishing cold-chains.

CONCOR plays an important role in containerization of India through advance modern rail wagon fleet, advanced software, information technology and customer friendly commercial practices. CONCOR develops multimodal logistics support for Indian containerization domestic and international trade. Indian railways is the main transport medium for the company, road also helps in door to door service in domestic and international businesses. The company is responsible and committed for cost effective, reliable, efficient and responsive logistic service to its customers.

Background: In 1966 Indian Railways starts a strategic initiative to containerize cargo transport in India and put the country on multi modal map first time. Rail transportation always the cheaper option among all cargo transport services/medium specially for long distances. Multi-Model door to door containerized transport offers an ideal solution cheaper transport service in India. In 1966 Indian Railways use special DSO containers for domestic cargo market for door to door delivery. From 1973 in Cochin, first ISO marine container was handled. In 1981 Indian Railways moved first ISO container to inland for the first time. In Bangalore India’s first container deport was established, which was also managed by Indian Railways. In 1988 Indian Railways have total 7 ICDs which increases handling task. To resolve the handling of containers; Railways decided to establish a separate organization for container transportation, promotion and management. In 1988 CONCOR (Container Corporation of India Limited) was established by Indian Railways.

International Services: Train Services, Block Booking on Round Trip Basis, Road Services, LCL Hub Services, Air Cargo Movements, Bonded WareHousing, Refrigerated Warehousing, Reefer Services, Factory Stuffing/Destuffing, Discount Schemes, Cabotage of ISO container and CONCOR Policy On Waiver of Terminal Service Charges.

Domestic Services: Train Services, CONTRACK, Door Delivery/Pick ups, Cabotage of ISO Containers and Terminal Handling Charges. Value Added Services: Integrated Freight Terminals, Hub and Spoke Services, Coastal Shipping, Cold Chains/Reefers and Total Logistics Solutions.

Value Added Services: Hub and Spoke Services, Integrated Freight Terminals, Coastal Shipping, Cold Chains/Reefers and Total Logistics Solutions.