APPOINTMENTS: At Hultsteins and Stena Line

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Hultsteins strengthens ‘carbon-cutting’ management team in Ireland

Hultsteins, the Swedish and UK sustainable refrigeration equipment manufacturer, announces a key appointment aimed at helping to introduce the company’s carbon-cutting, Ecogen system to temperature-controlled operators in Ireland.

Darryl Morgan, former director of the well-established refrigerated transport company Morgan Transport, joins Hultsteins with over 20 years’ transport industry experience, gained across multiple sectors.

In addition to his depth of knowledge regarding trucks and refrigerated trailers, Darryl’s technical and operational experience spans IT, compliance, and European freight management.

“I am delighted to be to be playing a part in the market development of this innovative alternative to diesel powered refrigeration,” said Darryl. “I was impressed with this system from the moment I was first introduced to it.  I have spent a good amount of time exploring the product in detail and the environmental benefits, along with understanding what the return on investment & maintenance costs are. Ecogen offers the most cost effective & sustainable solution in the marketplace. It can be connected to any Scania, Volvo, or Renault tractors right now. Fit one Ecogen2 to your tractor and it converts every trailer it couples to, into an electric fridge.”

The system runs the existing trailer fridge on electrical power during transit.

It reduces carbon by around 80% to 90%, DPM by over 98% and the NOx emissions are slashed in comparison to running a conventional ‘dirty’ diesel engine, says Hultsteins.

Furthermore, according to the company, Ecogen uses upto 90% less fuel compared to a conventional TRU – key attributes which are driving strong demand.

According to Hultsteins UK Managing Director Graham Usher. Demand for Ecogen is increasing year on year with 2024 already set to be the busiest year yet. “I’m chuffed that Darryl is joining the Hultsteins team to bring Ecogen’s low-cost sustainable refrigeration to operators in Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland. We are really looking to working with him “.

New Belfast Port Manager at Stena

Meanwhile, Stena Line has welcomed Darren Byers as Port Manager based in Belfast. With over 20 years’ experience within Maritime operations, Darren joins the ferry and port operator from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) where he was Area Life Saving Manager covering Ireland and the Isle of Man.

An experienced operations manager, Darren, from Bangor Co. Down, will manage the safe, efficient and effective operations in the Belfast terminals and support the success of Stena Line in Belfast Harbour. He will support Duty Managers and lead the teams in the day-to-day functions at the Port.