Jindal Stainless Supplies Steel for 100 Freight Wagons to Mozambique

Jindal Stainless supplies stainless steel to produce 100 ‘Made in India’ freight wagons for Mozambique

New Delhi, June 20, 2024: Jindal Stainless, India’s largest stainless steel manufacturer, recently supplied stainless steel to manufacture 100 ‘Made in India’ freight wagons, being exported to Mozambique. These wagons, made up of grade IRSM 44 stainless steel specially developed by Jindal Stainless for Indian Railways freight stock, were exported from Gujarat’s Deendayal Port to South Africa’s Mozambique’s Port of Nacala with the support of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India. The ministry hailed the development as a major step forward in India’s improving export capabilities and its growing prowess in manufacturing and logistics.

Cape Gauge Gondola wagon

The custom-made tippler-style wagons, with a payload of 63 metric tonnes each, were conceptualised and designed by Jindal Rail Infrastructure Limited (JRIL), a leading freight car manufacturer in India. JRIL has a proven track record of supplying superior quality railway wagons to Indian Railways, the private sector and international markets, and developing new designs of wagons. JRIL has designed and developed these wagons which are lighter in weight from existing wagons. Around 4.3 tonnes of stainless steel specially developed by Jindal Stainless was used to fabricate the floor, side, and end walls of each wagon. Choosing stainless steel over carbon steel ensures enhanced durability and longevity due to its superior corrosion resistance and inert properties, leading to a lower life cycle cost and lower life cycle carbon emissions. The wagons will help transport coal and iron ore, among other things. Of the total 100 wagons, 24 have reached Mozambique, 26 are currently at the port, and the remaining 50 are being transported to the port.

Commenting on the landmark development, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal, said, “We are proud to be a part of the ‘Made in India’ story as it underscores our country’s export capabilities and commitment to becoming a global manufacturing hub. Through these indigenously manufactured stainless steel freight wagons, we are not only enhancing the transportation efficiency but also showcasing India’s potential in advanced manufacturing. It will also position India as a key player in the global supply chain as we look forward to many more such achievements.” 

Jindal Stainless has consistently supplied stainless steel to prestigious government railway projects and contributed to several firsts, including India’s first Vande Metro train, the country’s first underwater metro line in Kolkata, and the first train set of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).