Lidl Moving to LNG-fuelled Logistics in Switzerland

| Switzerland: Weinfelden / Kerzers

Lidl Schweiz IVECO LNGTogether with international transport and logistics service provider Krummen Kerzers AG, Lidl Switzerland is taking steps to ban diesel combustion engines in Swiss logistics by enabling the introduction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles in Switzerland. The companies will jointly finance and operate the necessary infrastructure. Read more »

MAN to Supply 110 Lion’s City CNG Buses to Warsaw in 2019

| Poland: Warsaw

Poland buys 100 MAN Lion's City CNG for Warsawa MZAFrom the spring of 2019, a further 110 natural gas-powered MAN Lion’s City low-floor buses will be driving around the streets of the Polish capital of Warsaw. MAN Truck & Bus Polska was able to win the order of 80 natural gas buses from Warsaw bus operator MZA at the end of June. Read more »

IVECO Daily Celebrates 40 Years, 20 Years with CNG

| Italy: Turin
IVECO Blue Power LCV

Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power

The IVECO Daily, now in its third generation, has evolved over 40 years to become today’s champion of sustainability. First launched in 1978, the Daily revolutionised light commercial transport with its truck-derived chassis with rear traction and independent front suspension. Today’s ‘C’ shaped chassis is unique, versatile and available powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Read more »

EMT to Acquire 460 CNG buses from Mercedes and Scania

| Spain: Madrid

Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT for EMTThe Board of Directors of the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) has approved an investment of EUR 138M (USD 161M) for the acquisition, during the next two years, of 460 new buses for the municipal fleet. All buses will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). It is the largest investment in fleet renewal carried out by EMT in its 70-year history. Read more »

ENGIE Enters Emerging Romanian CNG Market with New Station

| Romania: Bucharest

ENGIE CNG Station BucharestENGIE Romania SA, a subsidiary of French multinational energy conglomerate ENGIE, has launched its first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling station in Romania. The station was inaugurated by company representatives and local authorities on July 13 and will serve natural gas vehicles operating in the administrative region of Bucharest. Read more »

Thirteen LNG-fuelled Newbuilds Between CMA CGM and Containerships plc

| Finland: Espoo and France: Marseille
Containerships Strom launch

Containerships Strom was launched in February 2018

The current owner of Containerships plc, Container Finance Ltd Oy, last month signed a combination agreement with CMA CGM, whereby Container Finance’s entire shipping, harbour and terminal holdings, including Containerships plc, will become part of CMA CGM Group. Collectively, they have thirteen newbuilds powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) on their order books, all to be delivered between 2018 and 2020. Read more »

Snam Enhances Biomethane for Transport Capacity with IES Biogas Acquisition

| Italy: San Donato Milanese

IES Biogas mid-size plant in ItalySnam4Mobility, a subsidiary of Snam S.p.A., a European leader of natural gas infrastructure, has acquired 70% of IES Biogas, which is one of the leading Italian companies in the design, construction and management of biogas and biomethane production plants with a market share of more than 10%. The transaction value was EUR 4 million. Read more »

Ocado UK Orders 29 IVECO Stralis NP CNG Trucks

| United Kingdom: Basildon

IVECO Stralis NP for ocado in UKIndependent online grocer Ocado, based in Hatfield (UK) has leased 29 new IVECO Stralis NP tractor units, marking the largest order for single-fuel gas-powered trucks of any manufacturer to-date in the UK. Refuelling infrastructure is provided by Gasrec, a pioneer of landfill biomethane for transport fuel. Read more »

Germany Approves Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train for Commercial Operation

| France: Saint-Ouen

Alstom's Coradia iLintFrench multinational rail transport company Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. On 11 July, Gerald Hörster, President of EBA, presented Alstom with the certificate of homologation at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Berlin. Read more »

MAN Selected for Pasha Containerships LNG-Fuelled Propulsion Solution

| Denmark: Copenhagen

Pasha Hawaii - Ohana Class - renderingMAN Energy Solutions has won the order to provide the propulsion systems for 2 × 2,525-teu containership newbuildings, which will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, the U.S. Jones Act carrier in the Hawaii trade lane. Each system will comprise a 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system. Read more »