Railway Freight Transportation Services
Nepal is a land-locked country and relies on the Kolkata and VIZAG Ports in India for handling practically all of its imports by sea. Birgunj dry port (Birgunj Inland Container Depot) at Sirsiya is the only dry port in the country connected by railway from Kolkata/Haldia/Vizag via Raxaul, India to Sirsiya, Nepal and operate as a center for trans-shipment and importation of (Sea) cargo to inland destinations into Nepal.
The other three active dry ports are Biratnagar, Bhairawa and Nepalgunj ICD. But they are not connected by rail from India.
In addition, Five more ICDs are planned at Tatopani, Rasuwa, for shipments to/from China Kathmandu and Kakarbhitta and Dodhara Chandani. Birgunj dry port covers an area of 38 hectares including Integrated custom Point (ICP ) , Four shed houses, Terminal buildings, Weighing bridges, Two banks, Six lines for train container yard.
The dry port came in operation from 16 July 2004.
The purpose of the Integrated Custom Point (ICP) is to integrate efficient customs clearance processes at the authorized border crossing points to facilitate clearance of cargo and people in support of trade between Nepal and India. The ICD and ICP facilities are located next to each other at the border.
Alongside Air and Sea Freight, Rail freight transport is now an increasingly attractive way of Importing as well as exporting goods between Nepal and other countries. The main benefits are Rail freight transport is faster than sea freight, and more cost-effective than air freight.
Using both road and rail is a fast and cost-effective way to transport shipping containers anywhere in Nepal. We are Moving Containers’ from ICD dry Port, Birgunj, To various destinations in Nepal from China AND OTHER COUNTRIES since the ICD dry Port started in 2004, SEA SKY CARGO SERVICE has experience and capabilities which allow us to offer our international and domestic customers a fast and efficient service. We are able to offer you a unique service that is reliable. Low cost and fast moving and with the benefits of having selected fleet of trucks, we can provide you with speedy, door-to-door service anywhere in NEPAL.
With decades of experience our SEA SKY TEAM are ready to make your burden a success.
The benefits of your container shipping on Rail Mode initiative are as below:-
1. Making it easy for the customer
2. Remove inefficiencies and unwanted costs to the consignee
3. Better planning for the consignee
4. Insulating the consignees from Transportation challenges by train owned by Indian Railways and other Private companies of India which connects the dry port to Raxaul in India.
At each stage we’re also aware of the freight’s progress to help ensure it arrives at its allocated time. This also makes railway freight a very secure way of transporting containers, giving you peace of mind that your container shipment will not go missing en-route.
By combining rail and road transport ,we can get your container wherever it needs to go In Nepal.
We would first truck your containers from their pickup (ICD DRY PORT, Birgunj ) after paying ICD and other charges on your behalf and transport them to your destination in Nepal and empty back to ICD dry Port.
At SEA SKY CARGO SERVICE, We work hard to keep costs down and affordable for all our customers.
Why should you choose SEA SKY CARGO SERVICE for rail freight services from Kolkata to Nepal?
SEA SKY CARGO SERVICE has been arranging container transport with INDIA’s rail freight services since 2004, and by coordinating railway freight with our own road transport services we can provide a unique and nationwide service a one-stop shop for all your container transport requirements.
Indian Rail with containers in ICD DRY PORT, BIRGUNJ, NEPAL.