India aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 45 percent and become carbon neutral by the year 2030. To help India, reach this goal, the evolution, and integration of technology in the logistics industry, have started finding its new ways to supplement the environment. Electric Vehicles, LNG, Hydrogen Fuelled Vehicles are the new generation trends and innovative enhancements that would help in the growth of a sustainable environment. A lot of OEMs are already working towards developing greener sustainable practices such as Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck there by other big firms are stepping forward in setting up the infrastructure for green hydrogen. CJ Darcl shifted its business from road to rail transport and moved 2.4 million tons of cargo last year. Thus, saved approximately 70% of Carbon Emissions when compared to roads. Another major shift by CJ Darcl is transforming its operations from Road to Coastal through Barges and approximately 4 lac Tons of cargo moved by CJ Darcl Logistics last year with carbon saving of 85-90% approx.

The only challenge with ecosystem partners is that electric vehicles have a limited range of 160 to 200 km per charge, can only travel 3000–3500 km locally in a month with less payload capacity of about 2 tonnes due to the battery load, and cost at least 3.5 times as much as conventional vehicles. Due to the lack of charging stations, there are also infrastructure issues. In the case of road rails, short-haul will need different or customized infrastructure for various deliveries and mountain slopes and ghats will remain a challenge therefore, national highways and straight roads will be convenient to it. Stringent MoRTH policies and RTOs are not aware of the road rail, so problems may arise at interstate borders. Hub & spoke infrastructure must be created for the trailers for the local movement of the cargo.

According to "Pathway to Net Zero," the logistics industry produces 8.2 gigatons of CO2e and almost 23.3% of all worldwide emissions, about 74% of which come from road transportation.

Illustrating the movement of cargo- road vs rail vs coastal. Keeping the standard distance of 1500 km and standard payload of 40 tons. When the payload of 1 truck i.e., 40tn approx. is moved via road, it emits 1940 kg of CO2 and when we carry the same cargo by rail, it can carry more weight forming 1 rake of 7-8 containers per 40 tons and the emission by road is 40 times more than by rail. Furthermore, if we take the coastal path, it will release 700 times less as compared to the road.

Considering the recent government initiatives like PM-Gati Shakti, Sagarmala, and Bharatmala projects, which are primarily focusing on infrastructural development will also help in supplementing the environment. Therefore, we can conclude that multimodal transportation connectivity is the key factor to a sustainable environment.


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CJ Darcl Logistics which has been instrumental in shaping the economy with its services been in existence for more than 4 decades. Started in 1975 as a family business, the company today has grown its 170 plus branches pan India with the network to 4k plus employees, etc. The company has the right mix of owned & market fleets of over 800,000 vehicles. It rakes over 700 plus multi-dimensional containers pan India and provides single-window solutions to customers via door-to-door services. CJ Darcl Logistics being the smart logistic player operates on Asset right model thus increasing its efficiency and reachability in all the regions of the country. CJ Darcl Logistics, being the tech-first logistic player has mostly digitalized its operations with company-wide ERP-SAP, TMS, and other pilot applications whose implementation has eased the flexibility and visibility towards the mission. To understand the geographic location of the consignments GPS and SIM-based tracking supplementing the system CJ Darcl Logistics has impeccably designed its distribution channels that, allows them to deliver best-in-class logistics services to all the significant sectors, such as FMCG, Metal and Mining, Oil & Gas, Consumer Durables, Automobiles OEM, Pharmaceuticals, Tires & Rubber, Renewable Energy, and others. It has a strong presence in the construction equipment business in South India mostly through MNCs. With such reliability and experience in the organization, the employees are well-versed with the customer and market needs. The current market needs emphasis more on multi-modal solutions such as customized containers, which allow the company to carry long-heavy products such as pipes, bars, dwarf containers for light weight cargo, openable containers for glass product movement, etc.