[New Delhi, 21st November 2023] – With an aim to promote sustainable and eco-friendly transportation, Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of setting up LNG/LCNG infrastructure within the premise of CONCOR terminals.
This strategic partnership aims to revolutionize the logistics sector replacing diesel with natural gas. The MoU signifies the commitment of both IGL and CONCOR to reduce carbon emissions and promote a cleaner, greener future for the transportation industry. LNG trucks emit significantly lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional diesel trucks, contributing to a cleaner environment and aligning with global sustainability goals.
Key Highlights of the MoU:
- LNG Infrastructure: Initially, both LNG and LCNG facilities shall be installed at Dadri (Gautam Budh Nagar) terminal of CONCOR.
- IGL & CONCOR also agree to explore the possibility for transportation of LNG in future through railway rakes from LNG terminals near sea ports (e.g Dahej, Gujarat) to the desired locations within India.
- Both entities shall jointly examine the possibility of using LNG fired engines in place of existing diesel fired engines, in various terminals of CONCOR.
- Based on the experience of initially planned LNG facility at CONCOR Dadri terminal, replicating the same at other terminals in future may be taken up progressively.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr Kamal Kishore Chatiwal, Managing Director, IGL, stated, “This collaboration marks a significant step forward in our commitment to environmental sustainability. By creating required LNG infrastructure, we aim to set new benchmarks for eco-friendly transportation in the industry.”
Sh. Sanjay Swarup, Chairman & Managing Director 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 trucks refueling is a testament to our commitment to a greener future.”
Both companies are optimistic about the positive impact this collaboration will have on the logistics and transportation sector, fostering a paradigm shift towards sustainable practices. The signing of the MoU signifies a shared vision for a cleaner and more sustainable future in the realm of goods transportation.
[IGL, incorporated in 1998, is a joint venture of GAIL (India) Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Govt. of NCT Delhi. IGL is India’s leading City Gas Distribution (CGD) company with extensive CGD network and has its operations in the areas of Delhi/NCR, and some other geographical areas (GAs) in the State of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. IGL has the required infrastructure for the transmission and distribution of natural gas in these GAs. IGL is authorized by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) for CGD network and marketing of natural gas in the GAs.]
[Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR), was incorporated in March 1988 under the Companies Act, and commenced operation from November 1989 taking over the existing network of 7 Inland Container Depots from the Indian Railways. CONCOR is a market leader having widespread network of more than 60 Inland Container Depots/Container Freight Stations in India. In addition to providing inland transport by rail for containers, it has also expanded to cover management of ports, air cargo complexes and establishing cold-chain. The company has developed multimodal logistics support for India’s International and Domestic containerization and trade.]