Partnership explores LNG truck options

Using LNG engines in the trucks will significantly reduce NOx, CO2 and particulate emissions Using LNG engines in the trucks will significantly reduce NOx, CO2 and particulate emissions
Industry Database

Contship Italia Group is joining forces with fellow Italian transport providers Hannibal and Iveco to explore the operational performance of using LNG engines onboard its trucks.

Live trials are to be carried out under the sponsorship of ‘Poseidon MED’, an EU-funded project involving Contship Italia and La Spezia Port Authority to promote LNG as a viable alternative fuel in the container supply chain.

In partnership with the Italian trucking company, Lgt Autotrasporti Laverde Srl, and the Iveco's dealer Milano Industrial Spa, a new Stralis Hi-Road LNG truck was recently refuelled for the first time at the ENI Liquefied Natural Gas service station of Piacenza.

The LNG technology deployed by Iveco in a fleet of over 330 LNG trucks throughout Europeis said to significantly reduce emissions compared to the more standard Euro6 diesel trucks. Reported savings are in the range of 35% of NOx emissions, 95% of particulate emissions and 10% of CO2 Emissions.

In addition, the LNG truck is said to reduce noise emissions by more than 5%. The truck will be used, monitored and evaluated in the coming weeks.

Contship Italia Group is a leading container terminal logistics provider in the Mediterranean and says this latest initiative continues its commitment to improve the efficiency and quality of maritime terminal and intermodal transport services through Europe.



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