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Express Global Logistics Awarded to Handle 182 Coaches for India-Sri Lanka Railway Project
Express Global Logistics (EXG) secured a contract to handle 45,000 FRT coaches for a State-Owned Corporation. The volume includes 182 coaches and 4 Driving Power Car (DPC) with dimensions of 20.3 x 2.95 x 4 (m) and weight ranging from 36 MT to 80 MT.
The cargo was exported to Sri Lanka under an MoU between the Indian & the Sri Lankan Government. India and Sri Lanka signed a memorandum of understanding for "cooperation on economic projects" in 2019. The development and operation of the container terminal were one of the projects in the MoU. India-Sri Lanka cooperation in the transport sector continues to expand with the arrival of 10 state-of-the-art railway passenger coaches at the Colombo Port. Sri Lanka is looking to extend its rail networks and increase the current capacities, for which India has been a successful partner for decades.
EXG has successfully handled the first lot of 10 coaches, which were moved by rail from a state-owned manufacturing facility to Chennai port for final assembly and packing, ready for Colombo. Our seasoned operations and clearance team managed approvals from various government agencies, port authorities, and vessel agents to execute the project.
EXG leveraged in-house hydraulic axles to support under hook delivery without leaving the hook idle. Thus we were able to meet the challenging timelines of loading the vessels. Our crew of 22+ personnel worked hard to synchronize the 3-day operation.
EXG's asset management, heavy hauling, and engineering teams coordinated to create detailed plans 20+ days before the coaches were moved. This allowed EXG to fabricate the spreaders & saddle to execute the project flawlessly. EXG is committed to moving the remaining coaches and DMUs in the future with close coordination with our client and stakeholders. EXG is proud to have started 2021, delivering on a project that is not only prestigious for the company but also our country.
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