Partnership with Peel Ports is part of Certas’ measures towards air quality improvements
Certas Energy has provided hauliers with a cleaner alternative to conventional diesel by making Shell GTL Fuel available at its HGV refuelling station at the Port of Liverpool, thus making more responsible fuel choices a practical first step to improving air quality. Working in partnership with Peel Ports Group, Certas Energy opened the state-of-the-art site in January 2017. The station will be the first port in the UK to offer Shell GTL Fuel.
Harmful emissions such as Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM) has been reduced as a result of improved combustion properties inside standard diesel engines by Shell GTL Fuel. The fuel can be used as a drop-in solution for diesel engines without the need for expensive engine modifications or changes to infrastructure, making it one of the biggest benefits to transport operators. In areas where there could be a risk of contamination, the fuel disperses easily, making it safer and easier to handle, in addition to being readily biodegradable. Shell GTL Fuel is also suitable for use in inland and offshore shipping, construction and agricultural machinery as well as power generation equipment, besides the transport sector.
Serving to ease congestion and improve efficiency by enabling drivers to refuel in under five minutes using high-speed pumps, the strategically located fueling station has catered for approximately 15 000 vehicles since opening.
“The availability of Shell GTL Fuel in the North West provides an immediate solution for transport companies looking to reduce harmful emissions. By offering a practical alternative to diesel that helps to improve air quality without compromising efficiency, Shell GTL Fuel has the potential to change the future of fuel usage in the UK and our goal is to make it available at other bunker sites in our network for both on-road and off-road engines. We are proud to be the only provider of the fuel in the UK and look forward to helping visitors to the Port of Liverpool make more responsible fuel choices, supporting a cleaner, healthier Northern Powerhouse,” said Andrew Goodwin, National Bunker Manager for Certas Energy.
“Through our £750m investment program, we are delivering pioneering infrastructure in the North West, such as the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. This level of commitment gives our customers the confidence to choose Peel Ports Liverpool as the launch pad for cutting-edge solutions. We are very happy that Certas Energy chose Peel Ports Liverpool as the first site in the UK to offer GTL” said Colin Darroch, Head of Container Terminal Operations, Peel Ports Group. Source: Dry Bulk PWKD15052017