India measures around 2,933 Kms from West to East and around 3,214 km from South to North and boasts a coastline of around 7,516..
Given such distances and the volume of goods handled, rail transport was found to be one of the cheaper options for all cargoes over medium to long distances..
Indian Railways entered the cargo market for moving door-to-door domestic cargo in special DSO containers starting in 1966..
Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR), was incorporated in March 1988 under the Companies Act, and commenced operation from November 1989 taking over the existing network of 7 ICDs from the Indian Railways..
Amid increasing competition, inadequate rail and road infrastructure, a rapidly changing market driven by weak demand and digitization, Concor has decided to enter the coastal shipping market in India..