As well as modernizing its fleet, HOYER Group also increasingly focuses on new drive systems, as it is progressively expanding its fleet with LNG and CNG trucks. The international logistics specialist currently has a total of 25 natural gas vehicles in use: 12 LNG and 13 CNG trucks. The reason for expanding its fleet is the company’s considerable interest, and also of its industrial customers, in sustainable operations. A major aim of HOYER is the greatest possible CO2 footprint reduction in all logistics processes.
HOYER’s natural gas trucks are currently used to transport gas and petroleum products. The first unit was obtained in 2018, and other models have followed since then. “We want to expand this fleet even further. Our customers are also very interested in making progress together on the topic of sustainability,” said Anna Krüger, Head of Business Development Gas of the HOYER Group. “Reducing the CO2 footprint concerns us all, which is why we also attempt to offer CNG, LNG or biofuel as alternatives wherever these are possible, sensible and available.”
Whereas LNG is used for high-power tractor units, the majority of the CNG trucks in HOYER are transporters in the class up to 7.5 tons. CNG is also a real option for short distances in heavy goods transport: since mid-August the company is already using a CNG tractor unit for petroleum products logistics for short journeys in the Great Hamburg region.
HOYER is also watching developments in the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier and is already in discussions with relevant truck manufacturers today. “We expect that hydrogen-fueled trucks will also play a part in future, since they operate without any emissions. What is not yet available, however, is their dangerous goods approval, which is essential for HOYER,” commented Procurement Manager Johan Witteveen.
Source: HOYER Group