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Gate terminal welcomes first LNG fuelled truck

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The first truck using LNG as fuel has loaded a trailer with LNG at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The trailer with this alternative fuel for trucks and ships is now also transported in a new way.

To make this possible, different business parties put a lot of effort into adjusting rules and legislation. LNG trucks are now compliant with ADR and regulation at terminals. As LNG is still a relatively new fuel, it was not included in all regulation and instructions before.

The first truck is an IVECO Stralis NP400, which has enough power to transport the heavy trailer for Rolande. Rolande, the transport company, Chr. Vermeer Transport and Gate terminal are happy with this first loading.

Until now it was practically impossible to transport LNG with an LNG fuelled truck. The three companies show that there are no restrictions for ADR transport companies to make the transition to LNG trucks.

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