PSA BDP Inaugurates Eco-Friendly Transport Corridor in Nhava Sheva

PSA BDP India has taken a significant step towards sustainable logistics by launching a 150 km zero-emission transport corridor in Nhava Sheva. This green initiative involves deploying electric trucks for import and export container movements via PSA International Pte Ltd’s container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai, as well as Ameya Logistics and customer facilities.

The zero-emission corridor was inaugurated on Wednesday by Unmesh Wagh, Chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority, in the presence of Gobu Selliaya, Chief Executive Officer of PSA India, Andy Lane, Chief Executive Officer of Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pvt Ltd (PSA Mumbai), and Pavithran Kallada, Managing Director of PSA BDP India Subcontinent.

The electric trucks deployed for this initiative were purchased from China’s BYD Co., Ltd, the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer. These trucks can carry fully loaded containers up to 200 km, resulting in an annual carbon emissions reduction of over 300 tons compared to their diesel counterparts.

The energy required to power these electric trucks will be supplied by the 6.25 MW Open Access Solar Plant set up by Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), the facility run by PSA International Pte Ltd at J N Port. PSA International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, the state-holding company owned by the Singapore government.

In April 2022, PSA International acquired US-based logistics company BDP International, Inc. PSA BDP provides port-centric supply chain, transportation, and logistics solutions.

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This new zero-emission transportation solution is unique to the Indian market and will create an integrated and eco-friendly combination of services, delivering greater optionality and connectivity for Dow Chemical International Pvt Ltd (Dow India) and other PSA BDP customers seeking more sustainable solutions.

With the shipping and transportation industry focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, corporations worldwide are engaging in more sustainable actions and initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint along the supply chain. PSA BDP’s investment in this zero-emission corridor demonstrates its commitment to being an industry leader in delivering innovative and sustainable port and cargo solutions.

“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,” said Pavithran Kallada, Managing Director – India Subcontinent, PSA BDP.

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