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Dry Port Overview​ 

Nepalgunj is a significant border crossing point in East Nepal that is closest to the Indian capital, New Delhi. There is a four-lane highway on both sides of the border.The Nepalgunj Customs Office is situated in Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan Ward No. 16. The Government of Nepal and India are currently constructing an Integrated Check Post (ICP) and Inland Clearance Depo (ICD) in Nepalgunj, which is expected to be completed in 2020The Inland Clearance Depot will be connected by road to dry ports in India and operate as a centre for transhipment and importation of cargo to inland destinations into Nepal. 

Nepalgunj is the 6th largest border crossing point, with 3.84% share of total import value (ref: Dept of Customs, 2018/19). The main goods imported through this border crossing point are petroleum products such as diesel, petrol, LP Gas, automobiles and automobile parts, sugar, rice, coal, cloths, aluminium scrap items, copper scrap, and processed plastic for industrial use. The main goods exported are herbal medicines and buffalo meat. 

Kolkata is the nearest India seaport for this entry point. The entry point on the Indian side is RupadiyaBaraise district, Uttar Pradesh.  

Port website:Nepalgunj Customs Office 

Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board - Nepalgunj ICP 

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Nepal  

Province or District 

Province no. 5 

Nearest Town or City 

with Distance from Port 

Nepalgunj 
Distance: 0 km
 

Port's Complete Name 

Nepalgunj Custom Office  

Latitude 

28°01'36.5"N  

Longitude 

81°36'16.6"E 

Managing Company or Port Authority

Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board

Management Contact Person 

Chief of customs office:  

Shantaram Niraula 

Chief custom officer  

 
Contact: Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City Ward No. 16, JaispurBanke
 

Tel : +977-81-412001,412004 

Fax: +977-81-520276 

E-mail: nepalgunj@customs.gov.np 

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures 

Ranja Airport, Nepalgunj-Banke  

​Port Picture​ 

 

 
​Description and Contacts of Key Companies​ 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link:4.4 Nepal Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

​Port Performance​ 

The custom comprises of two warehouses each with the capacity of 2500 m2 area, two yards of 1000 m2 area and open space of area 7587.9 m2 

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes  

July - August 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

N/A 

Other Comments 

Nepalgunj inundates during the rainy session which may cause road obstacles between July and August.   

​Port Handling Equipment​ 

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Dockside Crane 

No 

 

 

Container Gantries 

No 

 

 

Mobile Cranes 

1 

Small 

Operational  

Reachstacker 

No 

 

 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer) 

No 

 

 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines 

No 

 

 

Transtainer 

No 

 

 

Forklifts 

No 

 

 

Container Facilities 

Facilities 

20 ft. 

40 ft. 

Container Facilities Available 

No 

No 

Container Freight Station (CFS) 

No 

No 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

No 

No 

Other Capacity Details 

Warehouse capacity - 5000 m2  

No 

Daily Take Off Capacity  
(Containers per Day) 
 

500 to 600 trucks per day  

 

Number of Reefer Stations  
(Connection Points)
 

N/A 

 

Emergency Take-off Capacity  

N/A 

N/A 

Off-take Capacity of Gang Shift 
(Containers per Shift) 
 

N/A 

 

Customs Guidance 

Custom office operates 24 hours/day and 7 days in a week. It takes 2+ business days for custom clearance of goods.  

For more information on customs in NepalgunjBanke-Nepal, please see the following link:1.3 Nepal Customs Information

Port Security 

Port security is overseen by Armed Police force. There are no firefighting equipment like pumps, water storage, supply lines and fire hydrants, fire extinguishers of 10 KG power are installed in 3 locations.    

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes  

Current ISPS Level  
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)
 

1 

Fire Engines 

No