Recently, JK Lakshmi Cement, one of India’s leading cement manufacturers, inked a contract with one of the biggest and fastest-growing green and smart logistics companies, GreenLine, to roll out India’s first-ever LNG fleet. As of now, 10 LNG trucks will be running from Sirhoh in Rajasthan to Surat in Gujarat. This deal will help decarbonise road operations and reduce CO2 emissions by 35 tons per truck per year.
When asked about this one-of-a-kind deal, President and Director, JK Lakshmi Cement, Arun Shukla, said: “JK Lakshmi Cement believes in sustainable and 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.”
On the other hand, Anand Mimani, CEO, GreenLine, commented, “We are proud to be associated with JK Lakshmi Cement as their partner for decarbonisation of their road logistics. As leading companies emphasise their ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) performance, reducing emissions from their heavy trucking logistics becomes key. GreenLine, the pioneer in decarbonisation of heavy trucking in India with 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.”