Wednesday September 9th 2015 eight new IVECO Stralis Hi-Way trucks have been delivered to LGT Autotrasporti Laverde s.r.l.; the ceremony was hosted in Melzo by Rail Hub Milano, Contship Italia Group intermodal logistic platform, and LGT Autotrasporti strategic partner.
Mihai Radu Daderlat - IVECO General Manager for the Italian and Mediterranean market, Sebastiano Grasso - Contship Italia group Vice-President – Intermodal & Logistics, Fabrizio Filippi - General Manager Hannibal S.p.a. (Contship multimodal transport operator), Roberto Laverde and Elena Vincenzi - LGT Autotrasporti, Stefano Laggetta - Milano Industrial and Massimo Tentori – Iveco dealer all attended the event
The new vehicles are Stralis Hi-Way, model AS440S46T/P, they are characterized by Contship Italia’sdistinguishing bright pink colour, and equipped with a Cursor 11 engine, AS cockpit with an internal volume of more than 10 cubic meters, and Eurotronic gear shift. The true strength of these vehicles lies in the HI-SCR system, a system that requires no active or forced regeneration, but guarantees improved safety, productivity, service life and efficiency. All the new trucks also feature the Fuel Efficiency Package, including different technological solutions that reduce to a minimum operational costs for their users.
The trucks will now enter into the fleet of LGT Autotrasporti Laverde, consisting of 33 vehicles and renewed with the addition of these eight new Iveco Stralis Hi-Ways.
“This delivery – comments Mihai Daderlat – is a further proof of the great value of our vehicles, offering excellent solutions in terms of both environmental impact and productivity, today key factors for the economics of transport. This is a winning vehicle, under all aspects: the vehicle itself, the state-of-the-art technology, its top-of-the-class performances, capable of conquering more and more clients.”
This deal concerns a relevant order, and marks the beginning of an extended collaboration between Iveco and the transport company based in Albiate, already a partner of Contship Italia, who recently inaugurated a new 100.000 sqm yard for its Rail Hub Milano in Melzo, now featuring 4 new rails, 750 m long, and a total yard surface of some 260.000 sqm. The new development is expected to increase the rail capacity of Contship platform, strategically located on a crossroad between Italy and Europe, to 9000 trains/year.
Our Group business has always leaned towards intermodal transport – comments Sebastiano Grasso – Road haulage in Italy is more and more strategic to provide clients with an efficient and competitive service. With this new commitment of LGT, the levels of quality and safety of the truck fleet we use are being further improved.”
The partnership between LGT, Iveco and Contship is not limited to purely operational and commercial issues: in fact LGT recently tested for Contship, within the framework of the European Poseidon Med project, a LNG fueled Stralis, as an eco-friendly solution that is showing relevant strengths, positively exceeding expectations.