Kakarbhitta ICD is in Mechinagar municipality. Mechinagar is in the Jhapa District, Province No. 1, Nepal and is the main entry point from India on Nepal's eastern border. Kakarbhitta is the 7th largest border crossing point, with 2.72% share of total import value (ref: Dept of Customs, 2019/20).
The port was built to boost Nepal’s exports to Bangladesh. The port is 600 km / 15 hours truck travel time from the port of Kolkota. It is spread over 7.5 hectares of land. Currently, the major imports are clinker and gypsum needed for cement manufacturing.
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Province 1, Jhapa district
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
20 kms NE of the Bhadrapur accessed via black topped H07 and H01
Port's Complete Name
Kakarbhitta Inland Container Depot
Managing Company or Port Authority
Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board (NITDB)
Management Contact Person
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
21 kms from Bhadrapur Airport
Bagdogra Int’l Airport (VEBD), Siliguri, West Bengal India
Truck parking / holding space
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Agencies related to Operation of ICD
Multimodal Transport Operators
Transport Management Company
Mechi Customs Office
Animal, Food Quarantine
Evergreen Trade Centre, Mechi Bajrang Trade Concern
The port handles around 80-90 trucks a day and normally doesn’t experience congestion.
- Total Area: 7.5 hectares
- Daily average: 80-90 trucks per day
- Opening hours: Every day from 6 am to 10 pm
- Handling Equipment: The port does not have mechanized handling equipment but as of now human labour has been adequate.
- Space Capacity: The port does not have mechanized handling equipment but as of now human labour has been adequate
From (June) to (August)
High probability of damaged goods from rain.
Major Import Campaigns
From (September) to (February)
Festival season of Sept-Oct and large coal order during winter season.
Handling Figures for 2019
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
For information on port rates and charges: Service rate declared by Operation committee of Nepal Intermodal Transportation Development Board on 24th November 2019 for Kakarbhitta ICD.
Port Handling Equipment
Daily labourers handle the transportation of goods within the port.
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Daily Take Off Capacity
Number of Reefer Stations
Emergency Take-off Capacity
Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
Main Storage Terminal
- Cemented truck parking capacity: 100 trucks in 18800 sq.m
- Warehousing space: 1,395 Sq. m
- Two customs inspection sheds: 1,780 Sq. m
- Litigation house: 233 Sq. m
- There are no forklifts available.
- 100 MT weighbridge available
Gorkhali Yoddha security services provide security 24/7. The premise of the facility is secured by 8-9 ft. of concrete brick wall. There is no firefighting equipment. In case of emergency, the fire brigade located 4 km away from the port is contacted.