Contship Italia Group trials Iveco Stralis LNG-powered trucks
Contship Italia Group’s commitment to sustainability continues with a working partnership between Hannibal (the Group’s Multimodal Transport Operator) and Iveco, set to explore the operational performance of LNG engines prior to finalizing a decision to deploy these vehicles within Contship Italia Group Intermodal & Logistic division’s partners.
Live trials are to be performed under the sponsorship of “Poseidon MED,” a EU funded project where Contship Italia is involved together with La Spezia Port Authority promoting LNG as a viable alternative fuel in the container supply chain. The truck will be used, monitored and evaluated in the coming weeks.
In partnership with the Italian trucking company Lgt Autotrasporti Laverde Srl., and Iveco’s dealer Milano Industrial Spa, a new Stralis Hi-Road LNG truck was recently refueled for the first time at the ENI LNG filling station of Piacenza. The technology deployed by Iveco in a fleet of over 330 LNG trucks throughout Europe provides substantial environmental benefits in comparison with the more standard Euro6 diesel trucks.
Reported saving are in the range of 35% of NOx Emissions, 95% of PP (particulate) emissions and 10% of CO2 Emissions. Additionally, the LNG truck provides a reduction of noise emissions in excess of 5%, an extremely important factor for drivers and for the impact of traffic in the cities, especially in the evening and night time.