The deal will see Reynolds Logistics, the Irish owned, award-winning transport company, continue to collect biomethane from the Grain LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal, on the Isle of Grain, and deliver to Gasrec’s growing number of refuelling facilities around the UK.
Commenting to Fleet Transport, Andrew Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer at Reynolds Logistics, said: “The relationship we have built with Gasrec over the past five years has gone from strength to strength, and this new contract is a testament to that. With the demand for biomethane as a transport fuel increasing significantly over the past two years, activity on the contract is busier than ever. Gasrec has some very ambitious plans in place, and with the new investment with bp secured, the future looks exciting.”
Reynolds Logistics has taken delivery of two more ADR specified Volvo FM LNG 6×2 tractor units, taking the total amount of trucks working exclusively on the contract with Gasrec up to seven – with a further two FM LNG units to follow later in the year.
Paired with Gasrec’s tri-axle cryogenic tanker fleet, the trucks are currently delivering between 25-30 loads of biomethane each week. That number will rise throughout 2022, with Gasrec planning to open a further three open-access refuelling sites, as well as several more private customer facilities, to meet the growing demand from operators transitioning away from diesel.
James Westcott, Chief Commercial Officer at Gasrec, added: “Reynolds Logistics has proved a valuable, reliable and trustworthy partner for us over the past five years. Looking ahead, we have some very ambitious growth targets to deliver and we are confident we have the right logistics partner on-board to support us – and quite rightly with a modern fleet of biomethane-powered tractor units providing the bulk of the traction.”
Family-owned Reynolds Logistics began its business in Dublin in 1928. The 2012 European Company of the Year, has been operating in the UK for more than 20 years and now runs approximately 90 trucks across the country, specialising in the delivery of bulk fuel, hazardous liquids and lubricants.
Highlighting an opportunity to further improve sustainability, Andrew added: “We are working closely with Gasrec to increase the efficiency of all administration processes across the contract. Everything is moving digital, reducing paper waste and making every aspect of the deal as environmentally-responsible as possible.”