European logistics company Hoyer doubly committed to natural gas
The market for alternative energies is growing rapidly worldwide. This trend has prompted the HOYER Group to strategically strengthen its LNG transport business area. For the logistics specialist, natural gas liquefied under pressure or cryogenically also has big potential as a fuel. The company gains increased momentum by using LNG-powered trucks for road transport operations.
Growth in the need for LNG for road transport, industry and shipping is becoming noticeable as an increased demand for logistics solutions. The HOYER Group notes these market changes and responds by accelerating the LNG transport business. The portfolio of services in this segment includes customized transport services and logistics concepts for three business areas – supplies to petrol stations and deliveries to industrial companies. A further pillar is supply to shipping.
“We can make use of many years of experience in transporting and handling industrial, chemical and special gases, and we have equally long expertise in supplying mineral oil. The fact that we bring gases liquefied under pressure and cryogenically safely to their destination every day is particularly due to our optimally trained drivers and dispatchers,” said Ortwin Nast, CEO of the HOYER Group.
The logistics specialist relies on weight-optimized, state-of-the-art equipment for maximum safety and economic efficiency. It has a variety of road tanker types purely for road transport. To supplement these, the fleet also comprises various different tank container sizes that are used to transport LNG. The available options include 20-foot, 40-foot and 45-foot tank containers. The majority of both the tank containers and road tankers are equipped with a pump and measuring section. The pump has a high delivery pressure for quick unloading. The measuring section allows the amount of product unloaded to be accurately measured.
All of the HOYER Group’s equipment has the necessary approvals entitling the company to load at major European LNG storage terminals. The company transports LNG in tank containers worldwide, and the majority is moved in intermodal traffic.
LNG plays a twofold role for the HOYER Group: with a view to the future, the use of alternative drive systems is increasing, which sends a clear message about climate protection. For this purpose, the company is successively expanding its fleet by including natural gas vehicles. HOYER has already put four LNG trucks and seven CNG vehicles on the road.
“As gas transport experts, we ensure the safe transport of all kinds of gases on a daily basis. Expanding our fleet by including climate-friendly trucks is a logical consequence, and emphasizes the values of the HOYER Group,” added Nast.