Founded in 1996, Vlantana is quite an important logistics group operating all over Europe. Its headquarters are in Lithuania, in the Klaipėda region. Now, the company announced the purchasing of 65 new gas-powered Volvo FH trucks. The first seven gas-powered trucks arrived at the transport company at the end of June, with the remainder to be delivered by September.

The truck engines are adapted for liquefied natural gas and biogas. As a matter of fact, no later than June, Vlantana became the first company in Lithuania to install a liquefied and compressed natural gas refueling station at its premises. The gas dispensers are adapted for vehicles from various manufacturers. The 12-meter high refueling station has an 80,000 liter capacity, with a refueling flow rate of 2.5 to 4.5 thousand kg/h. The company can refuel up to 20 trucks per hour.


Vlantana heavily invested in gas and biogas infrastructure

Back to the vehicles, the Volvo G13C engine delivers the same 460 HP and 2,300 Nm torque as the diesel engine but with significantly lower CO2 emissions. When using liquefied biogas (bio-LNG), emissions are reduced by up to 100%, or by 20% when using natural gas compared to a conventional diesel engine.

“We believe that our investments in our own liquefied natural gas station and increasing the number of gas-powered trucks in our fleet are essential climate change mitigation measures. We hope this will strengthen our position in the transportation services market, better meet our customers’ expectations, and maintain transport profitability,” said Sabina Chochrina, CEO of Vlantana.


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