Co Cavan-based Virginia International Logistics has become one of the first Irish companies to invest in a futureproof fleet of natural gas trucks. The family-owned business has eight new CNG trucks – with a further 15 on order throughout 2019 – and two CNG refueling stations in Dublin and Cavan. This will help the company lower its running costs and further reduce its carbon footprint.
Ray Cole, Transport Director at Virginia International Logistics, said that as the company was expanding (the drivers cover over 12 million kilometers across Europe every year), they became more aware of the negative impact the business was having on the natural environment and started to look at meaningful ways of reducing its carbon footprint. “These CNG trucks represent the biggest leap forward yet for our company in achieving that goal,” he commented.
Virginia International works in collaboration with Gas Networks Ireland on this pioneer NGV project, and was supported by Ulster Bank’s asset finance division, Lombard Ireland, in its green investment.
According to Gas Networks Ireland, Ireland is expected to have 70 high capacity fast-fill stations installed on the motorway network within ten years.