JK Lakshmi Cement ties up with GreenLine Logistics to roll out first LNG fleet in India
Becomes the first company in India to embrace green trucking.
Indian cement manufacturer JK Lakshmi Cement announced its tie-up with GreenLine, an Indian green and smart logistics company, for the introduction of LNG-fueled heavy trucks in its logistics.
With this association, GreenLine will enable JK Lakshmi Cement to decarbonize its road logistics operations in a phased manner over the next few years.
Starting with a fleet of 10 LNG trucks plying on the Sirohi (Rajasthan) – Surat (Gujarat) route, the companies plan to scale this up substantially over the next two years. Each LNG truck reduces ~35 tonnes CO2 emissions per year. With the switch to LNG-fueled logistics, JK Lakshmi Cement aims to reduce its carbon emissions, not only to achieve its environmental goals but also to boost its ESG performance.
Arun Shukla, president & director, JK Lakshmi Cement, said, "JK Lakshmi Cement believes in sustainable & responsible growth that encompasses our society and the environment. Deploying LNG trucks is our first step towards sustainable transportation. This green trucking initiative of GreenLine Logistics will act as a game-changer for the country's cement transportation industry and help facilitate the eventual transition towards a more circular economy. We are pleased to be partnering with GreenLine and look forward to scaling this initiative up over the coming months."
Anand Mimani, CEO, GreenLine, said, "We are proud to be associated with JK Lakshmi Cement as their partner for the decarbonisation of their road logistics. As leading companies emphasize on their ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) performance, reducing emissions from their heavy trucking logistics becomes key. GreenLine, the pioneer in the decarbonisation of heavy trucking in India through its fleet of LNG HCVs, is enabling this journey for companies. We expect many more industries to join us in this journey towards green trucking."
Heavy trucking emits ~10-12 percent of the total emissions. The shift to LNG-fueled trucks will reduce toxic emissions of CO2 by 28 percent, CO by up to 70 percent, NOx by up to 59 percent, SOx by up to 100 percent, and Particulate Matter by up to 91 percent. The adoption of LNG trucks will also aid in reducing noise pollution by up to 30 percent.
GreenLine Logistics is pioneering green & smart logistics in India. The company aims to be the country's largest green road logistics company providing emissions reduction in heavy trucking for ESG-conscious businesses. GreenLine is paving the way for the widespread adoption of LNG-fueled heavy trucking for long-haul logistics by showcasing the immense advantages of green logistics for industries.
GreenLine has created India's first & only integrated green logistics ecosystem that will catalyze the adoption of LNG HCVs and accelerate green trucking in India.