1 September 2016

EXPANDED COMMODITY BASKET FOR CONTAINER TRAFFIC – 43 ADDITIONAL COMMODITIES IN FAK

Container traffic was started on Indian Railways in the early eighties to garner piecemeal domestic traffic, which had been lost with the shift in IR’s policy to move from piecemeal mixed train operations to end to end block train operations.  All container traffic is charged at Freight Any Kind (FAK) tariff except for a few notified commodities under the group of cement, iron and steel, POL, alumina and stones, which are charged at an intermediate tariff known as container class rate (CCR).  This has been done to ensure that these notified commodities, which are moved in Indian Railways general wagons in significant volumes, is not diverted for transportation in containers at the concessional FAK rates.  From time to time, based on detailed ABC analysis of the volumes moved by rail, commodities in the notified list are opened up for transportation at FAK rates so that there is an overall incremental rail share and earnings.  Following a detailed analysis undertaken recently, and in keeping in view the budget announcement for opening up the commodity basket, it has been decided to now open up 43 commodities which are listed under the notified group of commodities.  It is expected that in case of some of the commodities like iron and steel scrap and asbestos which are presently not moving by rail, good volumes can be attracted to containers.
COMMODITY GROUP
COMMODITY
COMMODITY GROUP
COMMODITY
BRICKS & STONES
1
Bricks Broken
IRON & STEEL
25
Alloy constructional steels
2
Chakki
26
Bands
3
Fire Bricks
27
Cable wires
4
Flooring stone
28
Casting NOC
5
Glass Stone
29
Chains iron NOC
6
Polished Granite Slab
30
Iron and steel sheets cuttings
7
Rollers Stone
31
Mill scale iron and steel
8
Sanitary ware
32
Lattice transmission tower parts
9
Slate
33
Iron wire
10
Slate Stone
34
All types of metal and steel scrap
11
Slates in tiles
35
Stainless steel ware
12
Stone Dust
36
Elastic rail clips
13
Stone pillars
37
Fish Plates
14
Stone ware
38
Iron and Steel pipe cuttings
15
Gravel
39
Springs
CEMENT
16
Asbestos
40
Ingots
17
Asbestos jointing and packing sheets
41
Wheels
18
Beams
42
Poles
19
Cement Blocks
43
Pipes all types
20
Cement Plaster

21
Cement tiles
22
Coloured Cement
23
Columns (prestressed cement concrete)
24
Fly Ash

Container traffic was started on Indian Railways in the early eighties to garner piecemeal domestic traffic, which had been lost with the shift in IR’s policy to move from piecemeal mixed train operations to end to end block train operations.  All container traffic is charged at Freight Any Kind (FAK) tariff except for a few notified commodities under the group of cement, iron and steel, POL, alumina and stones, which are charged at an intermediate tariff known as container class rate (CCR).  This has been done to ensure that these notified commodities, which are moved in Indian Railways general wagons in significant volumes, is not diverted for transportation in containers at the concessional FAK rates.  From time to time, based on detailed ABC analysis of the volumes moved by rail, commodities in the notified list are opened up for transportation at FAK rates so that there is an overall incremental rail share and earnings.  Following a detailed analysis undertaken recently, and in keeping in view the budget announcement for opening up the commodity basket, it has been decided to now open up 43 commodities which are listed under the notified group of commodities.  It is expected that in case of some of the commodities like iron and steel scrap and asbestos which are presently not moving by rail, good volumes can be attracted to containers.
COMMODITY GROUP
COMMODITY
COMMODITY GROUP
COMMODITY
BRICKS & STONES
1
Bricks Broken
IRON & STEEL
25
Alloy constructional steels
2
Chakki
26
Bands
3
Fire Bricks
27
Cable wires
4
Flooring stone
28
Casting NOC
5
Glass Stone
29
Chains iron NOC
6
Polished Granite Slab
30
Iron and steel sheets cuttings
7
Rollers Stone
31
Mill scale iron and steel
8
Sanitary ware
32
Lattice transmission tower parts
9
Slate
33
Iron wire
10
Slate Stone
34
All types of metal and steel scrap
11
Slates in tiles
35
Stainless steel ware
12
Stone Dust
36
Elastic rail clips
13
Stone pillars
37
Fish Plates
14
Stone ware
38
Iron and Steel pipe cuttings
15
Gravel
39
Springs
CEMENT
16
Asbestos
40
Ingots
17
Asbestos jointing and packing sheets
41
Wheels
18
Beams
42
Poles
19
Cement Blocks
43
Pipes all types
20
Cement Plaster

21
Cement tiles
22
Coloured Cement
23
Columns (prestressed cement concrete)
24
Fly Ash

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