[New Delhi, 20th November 2023] – In a significant move toward sustainable and eco-friendly transportation, Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) have entered into a strategic partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). LNG trucks significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Revolutionizing Logistics: Focus on LNG/LCNG Infrastructure
The primary objective of this collaboration is to explore the establishment of LNG/LCNG infrastructure within CONCOR terminals. This initiative aims to bring about a transformation in the logistics sector by substituting diesel with natural gas.
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Commitment to Environmental Responsibility: Reducing Carbon Emissions
The MoU reflects the shared commitment of IGL and CONCOR to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a cleaner, greener future for the transportation industry. LNG trucks, with significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional diesel trucks, align with global sustainability goals.
Key Highlights of the MoU:
- LNG Infrastructure at CONCOR Terminals: The initial phase involves the installation of LNG and LCNG facilities at the Dadri (Gautam Budh Nagar) terminal of CONCOR.
- Railway Transport Possibilities: Exploring the potential transportation of LNG through railway rakes from LNG terminals near sea ports (e.g., Dahej, Gujarat) to various locations within India.
- Transition to LNG-Fired Engines: Joint examination of the feasibility of replacing existing diesel-fired engines with LNG-fired engines at various CONCOR terminals.
- Progressive Expansion Plans: Based on the experience gained from the planned LNG facility at CONCOR Dadri terminal, replication of the infrastructure at other terminals is envisioned in the future.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. K K Chatiwal, Managing Director of IGL, stated, “This collaboration marks a significant step forward in our commitment to environmental sustainability. By creating the required LNG infrastructure, we aim to set new benchmarks for eco-friendly transportation in the industry.”
Sh. Sanjay Swarup, Chairman & Managing Director of CONCOR, added, “CONCOR is dedicated to embracing innovative solutions that not only enhance operational efficiency but also align with our responsibility towards the environment. The partnership with IGL for LNG truck refueling is a testament to our commitment to a greener future.”
Optimism for a Sustainable Future: Positive Impact on Logistics Sector
Both companies express optimism about the positive impact of this collaboration on the logistics and transportation sector. The signing of the MoU signifies a shared vision for a cleaner and more sustainable future in the realm of goods transportation.