In a groundbreaking development, ICD Jajpur, which is operated by Jindal Stainless Limited, has achieved a significant milestone by successfully managing the inaugural scrap consignment from Tata Steel’s Kalinganagar plant. This collaboration not only marks a commendable achievement for the two industry giants but also signifies a crucial step towards fostering sustainability in the steel sector.
The private ICD is located at the premises of Jindal Stainless Limited in Jajpur. It is used for container storage and houses the organization’s Private Freight Terminal while connecting all important ports of Odisha by rail. With a total capacity of 5,000 containers and its own railhead, the ICD is spread over 12 acres and operational since November 2019.
It is fully equipped to cater to the requirements of various importers and shippers located in Kalinganagar and nearby industrial areas of Odisha and has extended its services to prominent third-party customers including Tata Steel, Tata Steel Mining, and Brindavan Group. The company also operates 40 rakes and 150 road trailers.
Tata Steel’s strategic decision to source scrap through ICD Jajpur aligns with the company’s unwavering commitment to sustainable practices. By leveraging the expertise and capabilities of ICD Jajpur, Tata Steel aims to establish a reliable and consistent supply chain for scrap imports. The decision will not only contribute significantly to the reduction of carbon footprint emissions traditionally associated with steelmaking processes but will also save on time and cost factors.
ICD Jajpur, previously handling 2000 TEUs of imports per month, has expanded its operations to accommodate Tata Steel’s scrap consignment. The successful handling of 45 containers of Tata Steel scrap, shipped by Hapag Lloyd, exemplifies a collaborative effort towards sustainable steel production. This not only underscores the adaptability and efficiency of ICD Jajpur but also highlights Tata Steel’s steadfast dedication to environmentally conscious sourcing.
This move resonates with the global trend of companies prioritizing environmentally friendly operations and underscores the vital role logistics and supply chain strategies play in achieving sustainability goals, while also shining a light on how Indian companies are doing their part.