Container Corporation of India (Concor) have announced the launch of direct container train service form Bengaluru to the Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT) and  from June 19 to cater the growing export of  granite, gherkins, coffee, pharmaceuticals and engineering machinery.

The train will have a maximum carrying capacity of 90 TEUs and will operate very Friday evening from Bengaluru. This service will reduce the transit time to 18 hours from the existing 24-48 hours by road.

Krishnapatnam Port is also congestion free Port and dedicated only for container trains.

The Bengaluru EXIM cargo traffic is estimated at 200,000 TEUs and Concor handles more than half of this traffic at around 115,000 TEUs.