The Cartagena Port Authority has just added five natural gas cars, two Seat León CNG for the Port Police and three Seat Ibiza CNG for the administration staff who carry out tasks in different buildings in the port and which have been acquired through renting. The former are equipped with the necessary elements for the police service and labeled with a specific design; and for greater versatility they have a tow hook.
This purchase is in line both with the port’s environmental policy, which includes the renewal of its fleet with alternative fuel vehicles, and with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations Development Program. It also brings Cartagena a little closer to the concept of a green and smart port in which both employees and users proactively develop and operate based on a sustainable development strategy.
“We plan to gradually replace our vehicle fleet with more efficient ones. The acquisition of these new cars will facilitate the work of the Port Police, which currently has 50 troops and 4 cars, and whose job is to guarantee security at the two docks. They also use more sustainable fuel, such as compressed natural gas,” said the president of the Cartagena Port Authority Yolanda Muñoz.
She added that, with this acquisition, two important objectives are achieved: “On the one hand, the cost of consumption will be reduced thanks to the use of natural gas (CNG and LNG) and it will also save on maintenance costs.”
Source: Cartagena Port Authority