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 »

Emirates Transport Completes 320 Conversions to CNG in Six Months of 2018

| UAE: Dubai

Emirates Transport CNG cylinder installationAl Etihad Centre, a subsidiary of Emirates Transport (ET) which specialises in converting vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), announced it has modified 320 vehicles in the first half of the year. This is a slight increase on the figure for the same period of last year, which stood at 300. Read more »

Davie-Built LNG Dual-Fuel Ferry a First for North America

| Canada: Lévis QC

Davie Shipbuilding LNG-powered FerryDavie Shipbuilding, an Inocea company and Canada’s largest shipyard, has delivered the first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America. This pioneering ferry can be powered entirely by LNG, the cleanest fossil fuel known to mankind, and will enter service for Société des traversiers du Québec. 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 »

Superpolo Launches ‘Superior’ NGV Microbus in Colombia

| Colombia
Superpolo Superior CNG Bus on IVECO chassis

Image: Busworld

Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo, through its Colombian company Superpolo, recently launched a new compressed natural gas (CNG) bus under its ‘Superior’ brand. Presented in mid-May, the urban passenger service vehicles are built on an IVECO chassis and have capacity for 19 passengers. Read more »

Port of Busan to Bunker LNG with KOGAS

| Korea: Busan

Image: KOGAS

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) and Busan Port Corporation (BPC) signed a “Business Agreement for Establishment and Activation of the Busan Port LNG Bunkering System” on July 5 at the BPC headquarters. By doing so, KOGAS hopes to establish more concrete measures to build and revitalize the LNG bunkering infrastructure of Busan Port by establishing a cooperative relationship with BPC and LNG bunkering.  Read more »