PSA BDP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dow Chemical International (Dow India), announcing a first-of-its-kind sustainable transport solution in India. PSA BDP India will deploy electric trucks for import and export container trucking via PSA Mumbai, PSA Ameya and additional terminals to Dow India’s facilities beginning in 2024. The trucks will be powered by PSA Mumbai’s 6.25MW Open Access Solar Plant, which is expected to be commissioned later in 2023.
This new zero emission transportation solution is unique to the Indian market and will create an integrated and eco-friendly combination of services from PSA BDP, that delivers greater optionality and connectivity for Dow India and other PSA BDP customers who are seeking more sustainable solutions. Gearing up for the launch of this new transport solution, PSA BDP has invested in a fleet of electric trucks from a leading EV truck producer in the region, to be used for this initiative and other customer collaborations. The trucks can carry a fully loaded container up to 200km, resulting in annual carbon emissions reduction of over 300 tonnes compared to their diesel counterparts.
PSA BDP Managing Director – India Pavithran Mkallada noted, “We are extremely grateful to Dow India for their support in this pioneering solution to achieve emissions reduction targets. By leveraging the collective strengths and assets of the PSA Group, we have created a unique zero emission solution that complements our current eco-friendly rail and intermodal solutions in India for sustainable connectivity. We look forward to working closely with Dow and other valued customers to optimise this offering while simultaneously developing additional opportunities to enhance logistics flows.”
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