Logistics and transport services provider DB Schenker has launched on Thursday in Romania the first two trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) and two filling stations in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, following a EUR 80.000 investment.
Albin Budinsky, CEO DB Schenker Romania, said the new CNG Iveco Daily trucks will have 20 percent lower carbon emissions compared to regular trucks. He added this initiative is part of the group’s global strategy to reduce its carbon footprint.
The CEO stated the investment will be recovered in three to four years. Similar projects have been rolled out by group member companies of DB Schenker across Europe.
“It started as an idea one year ago on what we could do in green logistics,” said Budinsky, who added this project cold be expanded in the coming years, provided the results are good. The trucks will be used for transport activities within cities, due to lack of filling stations in Romania.
The company has six subsidiaries in the country and over 60 points of work, providing the full array of transport services.
Asked about the financial results for 2013, Budinsky said the company could raise its net result by two digits, stating the crunching of final figures is close to completion.