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 2020. The 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 Rupadiya, Baraise district, Uttar Pradesh.
Port website: Nepalgunj Customs Office
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Province no. 5
Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Port
Port's Complete Name
Nepalgunj Custom Office
Managing Company or Port Authority
Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board
Management Contact Person
Chief of customs office:
Chief custom officer
Tel : +977-81-412001,412004
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Ranja Airport, Nepalgunj-Banke
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
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
July - August
Major Import Campaigns
Nepalgunj inundates during the rainy session which may cause road obstacles between July and August.
Port Handling Equipment
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Warehouse capacity - 5000 m2
Daily Take Off Capacity
500 to 600 trucks per day
Number of Reefer Stations
Emergency Take-off Capacity
Off-take Capacity of Gang Shift
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 Nepalgunj, Banke-Nepal, please see the following link: 1.3 Nepal Customs Information
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.
Current ISPS Level