Cavan-based haulier Virginia International Logistics has become the first Irish company to invest in a futureproof fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks.
CNG is a greener technology which produces far fewer harmful emissions than its petrol and diesel counterparts.
Virginia International Logistics has five new CNG trucks – plus 15 more on order – and two CNG refuelling stations in Dublin and Cavan.
This will help the company lower its running costs and further reduce its carbon footprint.
The Cavan haulier was supported by Ulster Bank’s asset finance division, Lombard Ireland, in its green investment.
The fuel is currently used in over 27 million vehicles worldwide, but the CNG refuelling infrastructure in Ireland is in its infancy. It is planned to have 70 high capacity fast-fill stations installed on the motorway network within ten years.