Multimodal Transportation – the combination of different modes of transport leveraged to facilitate the movement of cargo, provides an efficient, flexible, economic, and resilient means for freight transportation.
The Gurugram headquartered TCI Logistics founded in 1958 has been meeting its ESG compliances by leveraging multimodal Logistics and is promising a greener future.
The supply chain management company gave a noble start to its vision of integrated multimodal logistics which is now gaining momentum when they realized that the blooming idea of sustainable development is a very important factor in shaping modern and future transportation of goods.
With the continuous growth of transport demands and the need for sustainable development, multimodal transportation has attracted the attention of many, as it drives sustainability by making efficient use of resources, improving transport structure, and enabling environmentally friendly transport choices.
Today, TCI has a strong multimodal network that includes 2 AFTO Trains, 6 Coastal Cargo ships, 8000+ Marine Containers, and 650+ ISO Tank Containers servicing the remotest of corners of India and SAARCBBIN nations. By maximizing and promoting rail multimodal and coastal logistics; TCI is making continuous efforts that are helping its customers reduce their overall carbon footprint.
With the urgency to resolve the environmental challenges and an aim to offer consumers sustainable logistics solutions, TCI has created and enhanced its ESG structure by taking the following initiative:
• Push towards end-to-end integrated multimodal logistics along with tech-enabled control towers
• Adoption of Alternative fuels, CNG for commercial vehicles – TCI successfully completed 8,000+ trips in past 8 months via CNG vehicles for B2B last-mile deliveries
• TCI Safe Safar, a health and safety initiative that aims at educating truck drivers and people of the transport community to follow health & safety norms to make India’s roads safer,
• Electronic waste circulation
• Lighting roads through solar panels along with Solar Rooftops of TCI warehouses
• Usage of green materials for the development of modern warehouses
“We managed to save 22,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in terms of GHG emissions in the year 2020-21. It is imperative for the industry to shift and accept rail and coastal multimodal logistics as a step towards a sustainable and greener tomorrow,” the company said.
As TCI puts its undivided focus on becoming fully compliant with ESG norms, the company promises to drive sustainable operation in the future by staying true to its enhanced and created ESG structure.
Furthermore, TCI has also initiated a program to train MSMEs in the executory norms of ESG/ BRSR compliances.
“While large corporates can adapt and steer their organisation to provide sustainable production services, the key to success will be onboarding those vendors/suppliers who may not have the wherewithal,” the company said.
With sustainable operations being the present and future of every business operation, the creation of a 360-degree sustainable ecosystem is the need of the hour.