XPO Logistics and BOC sign LNG fuel contract for dual-fuel trucks 22 October 2015

XPO Logistics’ first dual-fuel diesel and LNG (liquefied natural gas) trucks in the UK are now being refuelled at BOC’s new LNG station in Teesport, Middlesbrough.

Opened recently by BOC, the station already serves BOC’s fleet of 11 dual-fuel HGV trucks, which transport industrial gases from the BOC Middlesbrough plant to customers in the surrounding region – but is also available for use by third party dual-fuel operators by arrangement.

XPO Logistics is trialling dual-fuel technology on Mercedes-Benz Euro 5 Axor 2543 trucks as part of its commitment to develop sustainable logistics.

The company has invested in 10 dual-fuel trucks and is one of the first third parties to sign up to access the Teesport LNG refuelling station, which uses ‘zero loss’ gas technology to temperature-condition fuel just prior to dispensing.

“We are delighted with the support that BOC has provided as we explore the potential of LNG as a clean alternative fuel to diesel within our heavy truck and tanker fleet,” comments Ian Marguet, general manager, Bulk UK and Ireland for XPO Logistics.

“BOC is extremely pleased to offer XPO Logistics access to this important, environmentally friendly alternative to diesel at our new LNG refuelling station in Middlesbrough,” adds Mark Lowe, LNG business manager for BOC.

“BOC has a long-term commitment to play an active part in the transition to low-carbon transport and we look forward to continuing to work with XPO Logistics in the future.”

Dual-fuel technology allows natural gas to be used in conjunction with diesel, reducing the total consumption of diesel and cutting CO2 emissions.

In XPO Logistics’ trucks, LNG typically accounts for up to 60% of total fuel consumption, reducing CO2 emissions by 10—14% and cutting fuel costs.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
BOC Gases (Europe) Ltd
Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
XPO Logistics Ltd

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