The Central region was set up with the commissioning of the ICD at Nagpur in January 1997. Located at the geographical center of the country, Nagpur is the natural logistics hub for the Indian Sub-continent for movement of International and Domestic cargo. The "Zero Mile" at Nagpur is not merely a geographical reality, but is becoming the focal point of logistics infrastructure. It is the converging point of the nations’ railway and road network linking a vast hinterland.
The region was created to focus on tapping the market potential of the vast hinterland of Central India, and the efforts have been proved successful by the dramatic growth in business.
CONCOR's Inland Container Depot at Nagpur is linked by rail to the east-west and north-south trunk rail routes making it possible to run trains from and to all parts of India. It is also well connected by the Ring Road to the National High Way No 6. (Mumbai to Calcutta) and National High Way No 7 (Varanasi to Kanyakumari). The distance of ICD Nagpur from various ports and other ICDs within the country is within the range of 750 to 1250 kms for almost all major consumption and industrial centers.
The ICD at Nagpur caters to a large hinterland covering most parts of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The "Service Area" of the ICD includes the industrial areas located at Yavatmal, Wardha, Butibori, Hingna, Mouda, Bhandara, Kalmeshwar, Raipur, Bhilai, Chindwada, Saunsar, and the Rice Mills dotting Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
In the area of domestic business Nagpur is already moving direct scheduled services to major cities in all directions. In the near future, it is expected that the terminal will develop as the natural transshipment hub for domestic cargo.
The ICD at Aurangabad caters to the industrial areas of Waluj, Chikalathana, Paithan, Jalna and Shendra in an around the Mumbai-Aurangabad highway. The facility has now been rail connected, with JNPT and the potential of using it as a domestic terminal with scheduled services to cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Mumbai is being explored.
The ICD at Bhusawal caters to the industrial areas of Jalgaon, Khamgaon, Malkapur & Akola in the area of International & Domestic Business.
The ICD at Raipur caters to the industrial areas of Raipur, Bhilai, Korba, Bilaspur, Ambikapur, Raigarh & Dhamtari in the area of International & Domestic Business.
The ICD at Mandideep (Bhopal) caters to the industrial areas of Mandideep, Pilukhedi, Satlapur etc. In the area of Domestic Business Bhopal caters Vidhisha, Bina, Itarsi, Sehore etc.