DHL Freight Trials First LNG truck with Mega Trailer in Germany

| Germany: Bonn | Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group
IVECO Stralis NP for DHL in Germany

Foto: Andreas Heddergott

DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, has deployed one of the very first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered Iveco Stralis long-haul trucks capable of towing a mega trailer. During a year-long trial period the truck will operate as a daily shuttle between DHL’s logistics center and a BMW Group production plant in southern Germany. Read more »

SEAT Adds 173 CNG Models to its Car-sharing Fleet

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Respiro and Diariomotor

CNG-powered Leon now available with a new 1.5 TGI Evo engine

In February 2018, SEAT fully acquired Madrid car-sharing company Respiro with the intention of becoming a benchmark mobility solutions provider. Included in SEAT planning was the gradual replacement of existing rent-by-the-hour vehicle stock with SEAT models powered by Compressed Natural Gas. That day has arrived. Read more »

Høglund to Supply Biogas-ready Solutions for Hurtigruten Retrofits

| Norway: Sem | Source: Høglund Marine Automation AS

Hurtigruten vesselHøglund Marine Solutions of Sem, Norway, has been awarded a contract to deliver biogas-ready fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) for six Hurtigruten passenger ship retrofits. Hurtigruten is a Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator which services the country’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Read more »

Baltic LNG Bunkering Vessel Newbuild Underway for Eesti Gaas

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gaas illustration LNG bunker vesselEesti Gaas, an Estonian energy company, says steel cutting for its LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker vessel has commenced. Dutch shipbuilding company Damen performed the inaugural cut in the Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will start refuelling Eesti Gaas’s environmentally friendly LNG clients in and around the Gulf of Finland in the second half of next year. Read more »

Wärtsilä Solutions Selected for Wasaline Dual-fuel Ferry

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Wasaline Ferry illustrationMarine technology provider Wärtsilä will enable a new Wasaline RoPax ferry to be among the world’s most efficient low-emission ships. The combination of Wärtsilä 31DF engines, hybrid propulsion, and LNG and BioLNG fuel will establish this ferry as a benchmark in efficiency and sustainability. Read more »

First Commercial Bunkerings of LNG in Polish Seaports

| Poland: Warsaw | Source: PGNiG
Fure Valo bunkers LNG at Port Gdansk

Fure Valo bunkers LNG at Port Gdansk

Polish Mining and Gas Extraction Company (PGNiG), a state-controlled oil and gas company, and Grupa Lotos S.A, a vertically integrated oil company also based in Poland, have conducted two commercial bunkerings of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this month. These are the first operations of this kind carried out at seaports in Gdańsk and Gdynia. Read more »

MV Kairos Begins LNG Bunkering for Destination Gotland’s new Ferry

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG

MS VisborgThe world’s largest bunker supply vessel (BSV) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) MV Kairos conducted the first LNG bunker supply operation for the newbuild ferry MS Visborg at the ferry pier of the port of Visby in Sweden last week. By using LNG, a wide range of emissions, especially sulphur, nitrogen and particle matters, as well as carbon dioxide, are significantly reduced. Read more »

RariTEK and Minsk Motor Plant Signal New CNG Engine

| Russia | Source: JSC RariTEK Holding

RariTEK methane engine under developmentRussian diesel engine manufacturer Minsk Motor Plant (MMP) and industrial vehicle manufacturer RariTEK began a project two years ago that today is on the threshold of delivering a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engine. The cooperation falls Russia’s “Gas to Motors” development theme that is gaining momentum in this gas-rich country. Read more »

LNG-Powered Costa Smeralda Nears Completion

| Finland: Turku | Source: Meyer Turku

Costa Smeralda illustrationThe Costa Smeralda has been floated out at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. The Italian-style, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered vessel of 180,000 gross tonnage was launched at the final stage of the construction. After towing to the equipment pier, it will be finalized for delivery to Costa Cruises, Italy in October 2019. Read more »

Germany’s Westfalen Group Plans LNG Filling Stations

| Germany: Münster | Source: Westfalen Group
Germany: Munster site for LNG Station

IVECO supported the Westfalen event with an LNG demonstration vehicle.

The Westfalen Group is already one of the pioneers in the market for alternative fuels such as LPG and hydrogen in Germany. Now the energy technology company has expanded its alternative fuel interests to include Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for heavy-duty truck applications. Read more »