The Tarragona Port Authority (Spain) has a 32-meter mega-truck from the Transpais company, with a capacity of more than 70 tons. Through this service, the Catalan enclave is committed to sustainability and assists rail transport, since it reduces the number of trips, consumption and polluting emissions.
Thanks to the concentration of the load in a single vehicle, the levels of CO2 emissions, as well as polluting gases, are lowered. In turn, the pier saves economically and lowers the price of the ton transported. Due to the fact that this class of vehicle does not have a regulation at the state level, its circulation is in the testing phase, waiting to close the final legislation.
However, this class of transport packages have already been implemented in northern European countries, such as Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and some regions of Norway, with Portugal being the last to join this novelty.
Another advantage that this vehicle provides is that it will improve road safety, by having fewer vehicles on the road, which in turn will mean a reduction in accidents, they explain from the Port Authority. The Catalan venue is at the forefront with the latest developments in the maritime sector.
For example, the Port of Tarragona has received its first ship powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, one of the most reliable fuels in the medium and long term to improve air quality in port areas. With the idea of promoting the use of this sustainable fuel, the Catalan enclave applies a 50% discount on the arrival of ships that use this fuel.