Pall-Ex pallet network trials LNG-fueled truck

Pall-Ex pallet network trials LNG-fueled truckImage courtesy of Pall-Ex

Pall-Ex pallet delivery network took on its first liquefied natural gas-fueled truck on trial. 

The Volvo FM LNG tractor unit combines LNG with a diesel engine in order to lower emissions, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said in its statement.

The unit emits 20 percent less CO₂ than its diesel counterpart and if rolled out across its whole fleet would help Pall-Ex reach the Department for Transport’s Road to Zero target to reduce HGV emissions by 15 percent against 2015 levels by 2025.

The pallet network has already upgraded its fleet of forklift trucks with a £250,000 ($308,000) investment in 45 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vehicles to improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

Head of operations at Pall-Ex, Paul Pegg, said, “We are learning and gaining as much as possible from the trial.” He added that the company is set to meet its vehicle supplier MRS and Volvo to discuss future opportunities.

As a result of the trial, the Pall-Ex operation team is looking to run a new test with an LNG-fueled model from Scania that does not use a diesel engine at all and is purely running on liquefied natural gas.

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Posted on September 11, 2019 with tags .

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

2nd Global LNG Forum

Global LNG Forum is an exclusive networking and knowledge-sharing platform for top experts and business leaders in the industry.

read more >

Budapest LNG Summit 2019

The Budapest LNG Summit is a niche event focused on the up and coming LNG region of Central & Eastern Europe (CEE).

read more >

CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening will be returning to Rome in 2019 to celebrate it’s 20th year.

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging: 3-Day Training Course – Singapore / Jan 2019

This three-day training program provides a unique opportunity to learn and apply the practical skills, knowledge and tools needed to:…

read more >