The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, CILT Southern Section Seminar, “Sustainable Transport and Fleet Operations”, at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.
Tony Smith and Stephen Ferriter, both with DAF Trucks with Donal Dempsey, Fleet Magazine.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Wednesday 30th March 2016 at the Rochestown Park Hotel, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Ireland (Southern Section) hosted an event on “Sustainable Transport and Fleet Operations”. Complete with 4 alternative vehicle types using gas and hybrid technology, the event was very well attended.
Attendees were able to take a look at 4 gas powered vehicles before the seminar began; including a Gas-Powered Articulated Truck courtesy of Macroom Haulage Ltd., a CNG Iveco Eurocargo rigid truck courtesy of Celtic Linen, a CNG Volkswagen Caddy courtesy of Gas Networks Ireland and a hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors.
The seminar began with a ‘bigger picture’ perspective on “Strategies for Sustainable Transportation and Energy in Ireland” presented by Martin Howley from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
Colm Looby from Mitsubishi Motors talked about the “Growth of Hybrid vehicles and incentives for buying green” and compared government incentives in Ireland with other countries.
Ian Winning spoke about EV infrastructure in Cork City Council and the “Experience in Deploying EVs on the Local Authority Fleet”.
Rodger O’Connor will speak about gas infrastructure roll out by Gas Networks Ireland “CNG – An alternative fuel for HGV’s”.
Paddy Murphy gave an excellent perspective of a hybrid fleet owner of Macroom Haulage Ltd.