October 26, 2020. Scania Argentina delivered two units powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) of the Green Efficiency line to Buquebus, the main river transport company between Argentina and Uruguay. This acquisition is in addition to the initiative started in 2012 with the purchase of the LNG-powered vessel “Papa Francisco” and the installation of a modular liquefaction plant in San Vicente, Buenos Aires province.
“The path to sustainable and efficient transportation must be addressed by all the links that make up the sector. These trucks from our Green Efficiency line were designed to run exclusively on LNG, and Buquebus’ choice for this type of alternative fuel is essential to continue reducing polluting emissions,” said Andrés Leonard, CEO of Scania Argentina, at the event where the company entered into the strategic agreement with Buquebus.
The brand new P340 6×2 units powered by LNG, allow a range of up to 1,100 kilometers, increase efficiency, reduce noise impact by 50% and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20%, compared to conventional diesel versions. In addition, they achieve a reduction in operating costs of up to 50%. All Scania engines exceed the requirements of the Euro VI standard.
Located in the Buenos Aires town of San Vicente, the Buquebus plant was the place chosen to announce this important step in sustainable vertical integration. “We are convinced that the evolution of transport, in all its forms, must advance on the path of sustainability, and that motivated us to choose Scania LNG trucks,” said Juan Carlos López Mena, President of Buquebus.
The Governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, participated in the event, who stated: “This sustainable integration is very symbolic of what we have to do, because it demonstrates a strategic alliance in pursuit of efficiency and caring for the environment in the transportation of cargo and passengers”.