DP World has launched a groundbreaking rail freight service named ‘SARAL’ from Hazira in Surat, Gujarat, to the North Capital Region (NCR). True to its name, ‘SARAL,’ representing Sustainable, Assured, Reliable, and Agile Logistics, is designed to deliver door-to-door sustainable cargo solutions.
The service aims to seamlessly connect businesses in South Gujarat to markets in and around the NCR region, and vice versa. SARAL will establish a vital rail link, connecting key markets in South Gujarat, including Surat, Vapi, Valsad, Vadodara, Bharuch, and Ankleshwar, with markets in Western Uttar Pradesh, Eastern Rajasthan, Haryana, and South Punjab.
Commenting on the launch of the SARAL service, Adhendru Jain, Vice President, Rail and Inland Terminals, DP World Subcontinent, said,”Ensuring resilient infrastructure and streamlined logistics is essential for enhancing economic growth and facilitating seamless domestic trade. Currently, the businesses in South Gujarat are primarily using roadways for cargo movement. SARAL, ournewrail freight service,offers them a more sustainable way to move cargo with enhanced connectivity between Gujarat and NCR. In addition, our track and trace technology will provide complete visibility of the cargo to customers. We are deeply committed to create innovative solutions for our customers that are sustainable as well as efficient for the supply chain.”
The SARAL service along with DP World’s multimodal network which provides the last and first mile connectivity facilitated by container trailer trucks, ensures secure delivery from the factory to the desired drop location within 72 hours. This multimodal play of truck and rail not only enhances efficiency but also contributes to a reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. DP World takes a step further by providing cargo owners with a sustainability certificate, acknowledging the CO2 emissions reduction achieved through their utilization of the SARAL service.
The SARAL rail service is poised to bring significant advantages to retail traders and industries like steel, chemicals, metals, paper, industrial products, marbles/stones, and textiles in South Gujarat and NCR, the SARAL rail service is positioned as a game-changer. With additional perks such as 24/7 customer support and digital invoicing, cargo owners now have access to a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable solution for their cargo movements. The SARAL rail service underlines DP World’s dedication to promoting eco-friendly practices and aligns with the company’s overarching objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.