GIRTEKA LOGISTICS PARTNERING WITH CLIENTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY – LNG TRUCKS ON THE ROAD
Europe’s leading transport and logistics company Girteka Logistics demonstrates stable growth of more than 30 percent every year. The reason for success and development is company’s ability to meet multinational clients’ needs and requirements. Girteka Logistics opens real opportunities to globally recognized partners reach their Sustainability Development Goals and have cargos transported by gas-powered LNG trucks.
Recent tests have shown that a truck powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) can reduce CO2 emissions by using Bio LNG up to 85 percent on the same distance diesel vehicle.
Having 5600 trucks own fleet the company is now testing IVECO LNG trucks. The discovery of environmental footprint was made after carrying out test runs with Iveco Stralis 460 NP LNG gas-powered trucks. Two more trucks of the same brand were submitted for testing in the same company this year.
“We started our first tests with LNG trucks last year. Back then we already noticed that the distance of 100 kilometers covered by an LNG-powered truck is more efficient and protects environment on every kilometer.
We checked both the fuel consumption and the distance that a fully tanked truck can cover. The results showed our drivers managed to drive 1500 km with a full fuel tank,” – said Donatas Načajus, Chief Transport Officer at Girteka Logistics.
The truck was tested in the Benelux countries and in France, because those countries have the best-developed LNG gas station network.
Alternative transport is thought to cause too many problems, but IVECO long-standing experience shows it has significant advantages. Gas-powered transport uses up to 15 percent less gas, and with a full tank it can drive up to 1,6 thousand kilometers, which is maximally possible with a diesel vehicle. Most importantly, it is environment-friendly, as a result the CO2 emissions are noticeably reduced by using Bio LNG (up to 85 percent) and the reduction of particulates and nitrogen oxide (NOx) up to 95 percent.