The international automotive engineering company Gestamp has selected Gefco, a specialist in the global multimodal supply chain and a leader in automotive logistics in Europe, to transport components in Portugal. Gefco uses LNG-powered trucks to meet Gestamp’s need for efficient and sustainable transportation.
The two-year contract involves the transportation of 86,400 tons per year of automotive components from Gestamp’s facilities in Vendas Novas, specialized in welding and high-tonnage metal stamping presses, to an automobile assembly center in Palmela. Trucks cover a distance of 900 km per day and offer an estimated annual reduction of 57 tons of CO2 emissions compared to diesel trucks.
“Today, all companies, especially in the automotive sector, are working to achieve carbon neutrality. Aware of this, at Gefco we work hand in hand with our clients to offer solutions that guarantee a more ecological and profitable transport of goods. After the success of the tests carried out on various routes on the Iberian Peninsula in recent months, we are delighted to be able to offer this service to Gestamp, and looking forward to making it available to other customers as a valuable sustainable alternative to traditional fuels,” said Jorge Possollo, CEO of Gefco Portugal.
Natália Carmona, Director of Purchasing and Logistics at Gestamp, commented: “We are proud to move towards more sustainable transport solutions thanks to Gefco. This agreement represents a further step in our company’s commitment to achieving the highest sustainability standards in our entire production chain.”
Clean transportation has never been more important, both for companies and citizens. By generating less greenhouse gases, noise and costs per kilometer, both CNG and LNG represent interesting alternatives to diesel. Gefco is collaborating with truck manufacturers, suppliers and customers to test these green alternatives. NGV trials are currently underway in Slovakia, France and Poland to measure costs and benefits prior to deployment.