Now the station is open for all freight customers in the port of Westhafen.
Viacheslav Salychev, Managing Director of Gazprom NGV Europe, commented:
- With the opening of the 9th CNG filling station in Berlin, we are reaffirming our commitment to environmentally friendly mobility
- It is also clear from the further expansion of our CNG filling station network, which now includes 61 locations
- All natural gas drivers in Berlin now gained another opportunity to experience a technology that is already fully developed and reliable
NGVs emit a quarter less CO2 than oil-powered vehicles and enable cost savings of around 50% while refueling compared to oil-powered vehicles.
The NOx emissions from vehicles powered by natural gas are even 95% lower than those of diesel engines.
Petra Cardinal, Managing Director of BEHALA (Berliner Hafen- und Lagerhausgesellschaft), which operates the port, said:
- As the filling station for CNG trucks is now in operation in Berlin Westhafen, freight traffic has a direct refueling opportunity
- Already at the planning phase, BEHALA made sure that only biomethane from waste can be refueled here, in the center of Berlin
- It means that this transportation is carried out with renewable fuel and almost CO2-neutrally
- Thus, existing transport chains get further decarbonised
Gazprom NGV Europe currently operates 47 CNG filling stations in Germany and another 14 in the Czech Republic.