Posti deploys Finland’s largest biomethane-powered truck fleet
Posti Freight Services has acquired 10 new bio-LNG trucks, as part of the company’s aim to achieve carbon-neutrality in its own operations by 2030, and now has Finland’s largest biomethane fleet operated by a logistics company. Posti already operates six LNG trucks from earlier, and the company’s total fleet of 16 natural gas heavy trucks is also the largest of its kind in the country. Posti’s fleet refuels at Gasum’s natural gas station network.
“Choosing renewable biogas as a fuel in long-haul transport has made Posti a pacesetter in logistics. Pilot tests have now progressed to extensive use of low emission fuel solutions that have been found to work. Use of biogas in transport is an effective way to combat climate change and can also reduce the greenhouse gas emissions during the lifecycle of the fuel by up to 90%. Along with biogas, LNG is also on the solutions list when seeking to cut logistics emissions. A fleet running on LNG makes it possible to flexibly switch from natural gas to biogas without needing to replace the fleet,” said Juha-Matti Koskinen, Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum.
The first bio-LNG trucks have already been deployed, and the full fleet will be in service by the end of the year. Together, biomethane trucks will reduce CO2 emissions originating in Posti’s transports by 1,620 tons a year, which is the amount produced by driving a car almost 8.6 million kilometers, or 215 times around the globe.
“As a pioneer in the field, we play an important role in developing and implementing energy-efficient and sustainable transport solutions. For a long time, we have developed our operations to reduce the emissions from our freight transports. In addition to gas-powered vehicles and alternative fuels, our environmental measures include target-oriented route planning, a method that develops quickly thanks to new technologies and procedures. We reduce our environmental impact also by actively monitoring driving habits and updating our service level agreements,” said Antti Wikström, Vice President of Posti’s Freight Services.
Recent years have seen clear growth in the popularity of natural gas as a fuel in logistics and heavy-duty transport. Gasum is responding to demand growth by continuously developing their natural gas refueling network in the Nordic countries, where the company currently has a total of 26 filling stations.