July 13, 2020. The Paratori cooperative in Genoa, Italy, buys 18 new Iveco S-Way 460 Natural Power trucks ready to run powered by biomethane, which were delivered to the company’s secondary operational headquarters in Olgiate Molgora.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Alberto Rossi, President of the Genoese company, Alessandro Oitana, Manager of Medium and Heavy Business for the Italian market of Iveco, as well as Marco Minetti, Commercial Manager of the concessionaire in the reference area, Liguria Diesel.
Paratori, born from the synergy of three companies, Paratori Srl, Cooperativa Paratori and Sistemi Trasporti, chose the Iveco S-Way model to expand a fleet of 235 vehicles, with a percentage of units powered by natural gas in strong growth, after a first positive experience with the first 20 Stralis 460 NP fueled with liquefied natural gas (LNG) acquired in 2018 and another 25 in 2019. The firm will use the new vehicles to manage, from its legal headquarters in Genoa Bolzaneto, the food transport activities for the Paratori Cooperative, exceptional and intermodal for Paratori Srl and container for Sistemi Trasporti, along its mainly national but also international routes.
The vehicles covered by the supply, the result of an agreement signed at the beginning of the year, are 18 Iveco S-Way NP LNG, model AS440S46 TP, in the Maranello Red color that distinguishes the livery of the entire Paratori fleet. They are designed to travel long distances, with a Hi Tronix gearbox, an engine that releases 460 HP of power and two 540-liter LNG tanks, which ensure a range of 1,600 km between each load, as well as a technology of latest generation that allows achieving a highly competitive total cost of operation and a significant reduction in environmental impact.
Furthermore, Iveco heavy natural gas trucks are now ready for use with biomethane, a fuel that guarantees virtually neutral emissions, in view of a truly circular economy.