PitPoint Open LNG Bunker Station in Cologne

| Germany: Cologne | Source: PitPoint.LNG

PitPoint.LNG-permanent-bunker-station-ColognePitPoint.LNG opened the first solid Liquefied Natural Gas ( LNG ) bunker station for inland vessels in Europe at the end of October, in the Niehler Hafen in Cologne. With the arrival of this station, a concrete step has been taken to further enable clean water transport. Read more »

SAIC Hongyan Excites Market with VI-Rated LNG HD Trucks

| China: Chongqing | Source: SAIC Hongyan

SAIC Hongyang Jiesha C6 LNG tractorDuring late October, SAIC Iveco Hongyan Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (SAIC Hongyan), based in Chongqing, China, sent reverberations through the Chinese truck market when it received more than 1200 orders for new natural gas powered trucks, all rated at the new China Standard VI (China VI). The new rating comes into force nationally on 1 July 2020 and approximates the Euro VI standard. Read more »

Spain’s Margolles Bets of CNG-Powered Scania Tractors

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Scania

Scania for Margolles in BarcelonaIn its continuous commitment to the environment, Margolles Logistic has incorporated five Scania Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered tractors into its fleet. These five new Scania units belong to the P series and have a 9-liter 340-hp engine that offers a maximum torque of 1,600 Nm. These are the first gas vehicles in the Margolles Logistic fleet, which has a fleet of 40 units. Read more »

Viking Glory’s LNG Technology Leads Among ‘Climate-Conscious’ Passenger Ships

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Viking Line

Viking Glory SchematicViking Line’s LNG-fuelled Viking Glory, planned for launching in 2021, will be one of the world’s most climate-conscious passenger ships when completed. It is estimated to use up to 10% less fuel than the smaller Viking Grace, once awarded the world’s most environmentally friendly. Read more »

100 Iveco Stralis Natural Power Tractors for XPO Logistics

| USA and France | Source: XPO Logistics

XPO bondoufle-gazXPO Logistics, Inc., a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has made a significant new investment in sustainability with the purchase of 100 Stralis Natural Power Euro VI tractors from IVECO. The new tractors will be dedicated to the company’s less-than-truckload network in France, serving customers in the Greater Lyon and Paris areas and the South West and Northern regions. Read more »

UPS To Add More than 6,000 Vehicles to its Natural Gas Fleet

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Agility Fuel Systems and UPS

UPS has announced plans to purchase more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. This three-year commitment represents a $450M investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure. Read more »

China’s First LNG Fueling Vessel Project Kicks Off at DSIC

| China: Dalian | Source: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation

LNG bunker vessel newbuild underway in ChinaRecently, the opening ceremony of the Xin’ao 8500 m3 LNG fueling vessel project contracted by DSIC was held in Dalian, marking the official commencement of China’s first LNG fueling vessel project. Xin’ao 8500m3 LNG fueling vessel is the world’s largest C-Type cargo space dedicated LNG fueling vessel built by a domestic shipyard. Read more »

Chart Wins Order for Marine LNG Fueling Tanks

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Chart Industries, Inc.

Chart_LGMRender from FKABChart Industries, Inc. says it has been awarded a contract by LGM Engineering to supply 4 LNG fuel tanks for their marine fuel gas systems that will power 2x22k dwt chemical tankers with clean burning natural gas. The ships will be built in Wuhu Shipyard, China. The ship owner is Rederi AB Donsötank from Sweden. Read more »

Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
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Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »

Omnitek Engineering Enters Strategic Agreement for 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with G.ON Global Investments SRL, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Romania. G.ON Global was established by one of the original founders of Bucharest-based G.ON SRL, an Omnitek Engineering customer who engaged Omnitek in 2018 to develop a more than 400 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for Class 8 truck and bus applications. Read more »