CONCOR holds webinar to boost container output

By IndianMandarins- 06 Mar 2021


New Delhi (06.03.2021): Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR) organized a Webinar on “Indigenous Manufacturing of Containers” on 05-03-2021 against the backdrop of container shortage in the country.

The objective of the Webinar was to boost local manufacturing of containers in line with the PM's Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign.

The Webinar highlighted the fact that the country has all the wherewithals to manufacture the best quality containers in the world.

SAIL, Tata Steel & Jindal Steel confirmed the availability of required better grade steels. BHEL, Braithwaite, Kalyani cast tech, Balmer Lawrie, Transafe, DCM Hyundai (Hindustan Vaccum), etc intimated that the technology required to manufacture these containers was available with them. International container inspection agencies like Lloyd Register & Indian Register of Shipping highlighted their Indian presence and intimated that they were already working with some Indian Manufacturers to ensure the outturn of word-class containers.

In his keynote speech, Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal expressed his happiness at the gathering of all stakeholders related to container manufacture, operation & maintenance. He exhorted the industry to work together with Govt. of India, CONCOR, and other supply chain participants to make India the container manufacturing capital of the world.

He urged the industry not to limit their plan to meet CONCOR’s demand but to step up the production to meet the global container demand. To ensure proper tracking of all containers coming into the country, Railway Minister suggested that a scheme for fitting GPS-enabled devices could be thought of for better tracking of containers.

He believed that synergies could be developed between various Ministries such as the Food & Public Distribution, Commerce & Industry, and Railways to ensure the development of a substantial container manufacturing base in the country.

The Webinar was also addressed by P.S. Mishra, Member, Railway Board (Operations & Business Development and Traction & Rolling Stock) and Naresh Salecha, Member/Finance, Railway Board, and V Kalyana Rama, Chairman & Managing Director, CONCOR.

Thought-provoking presentations were delivered by various container manufacturers such as Braithwaite Co Ltd, BHEL, DCM Hyundai (Hindustan Vacuum Glass), Transafe, Balmer Lawrie, and Kalyani Cast Tech.

Wagon manufacturers, Railway Production Units & Workshops, and major suppliers of the container manufacture supply chain also participated in the Webinar.

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