CONCOR and Indraprastha Gas sign MoU for sustainable transportation initiatives
Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of establishing LNG/LCNG infrastructure within CONCOR terminals. This strategic partnership is a significant move to revolutionize the logistics sector by replacing diesel with natural gas, emphasizing both companies’ commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting a cleaner future in transportation.
Key Highlights of the MoU
1. LNG Infrastructure Development: The initial focus will be on installing LNG and LCNG facilities at the Dadri (Gautam Budh Nagar) terminal of CONCOR.
2. Exploration of LNG Transportation: CONCOR and IGL will explore options for transporting LNG through railway rakes from LNG terminals near sea ports, such as Dahej in Gujarat, to desired locations within India.
3. Switching to LNG Fired Engines: Both entities will jointly examine the feasibility of using LNG-fired engines instead of diesel-fired engines in various CONCOR terminals.
4. Replicating LNG Facilities: Based on the initial experience at CONCOR Dadri terminal, there are plans to progressively replicate the LNG facility at other terminals.
Statements from CONCOR and IGL Leadership
Sanjay Swarup, Chairman & Managing Director of CONCOR, highlighted the company’s dedication to embracing innovative solutions that enhance operational efficiency while being environmentally responsible. He stated that the partnership with Indraprastha Gas Limited for LNG trucks refueling demonstrates CONCOR’s commitment to a greener future.
K K Chatiwal, Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Limited, commented on the collaboration’s significance in furthering environmental sustainability. He emphasized the goal of setting new benchmarks for eco-friendly transportation in the industry by creating the required LNG infrastructure.
Impact on Logistics and Transportation Sector
Both CONCOR and Indraprastha Gas Limited are optimistic about the positive impact this collaboration will have on the logistics and transportation sector. The signing of the MoU marks a paradigm shift towards sustainable practices in goods transportation, signifying a shared vision for a cleaner and more sustainable future.