Globe Marine Services takes delivery of the first batch of trucks.

Globe Marine Services Company, one of the biggest logistics, shipping and transportation solutions providers in Saudi Arabia, has recently become the first company in the kingdom to own Iveco’s S-Way trucks with the delivery of the first batch of 20 vehicles from the range by Arabian Auto Agency, the dealer and assembler of Iveco trucks in the country.

Iveco S-Way is the new on-road truck developed to deliver a complete package of features focused on the driver experience, efficiency and business productivity. Iveco launched its new heavy range in the Middle East market in December 2021.

All the units delivered were the S-Way AT440S47T, 4X2 tractor heads. The vehicles have been added to the fleet of Globe Group Dammam and meet all the requirement to transport chemicals from Jubail Industrial City to all around the country.

According to Alberto Pellegrini, Saudi Arabia Iveco Area Manager, the market in the kingdom is extremely competitive and highly demanding in terms of truck performance, TCO (total cost of ownership) and after-sales support.

“We are absolutely glad and honoured to be partners of Globe Marine Services Company, one of the most loyal Iveco customers as well as a leader within the transportation business.  It is the first customer to experience our new Iveco S-Way in its 4x2 tractor head version, which is perfect especially for this very popular long-haulage distribution application,” he says.

Pellegrini describes the Iveco S-Way as the new on-road vehicle in the Iveco Way range, the ideal business solution for the fleet owner, and the perfect travel companion for the driver. It boosts fuel efficiency, which was already among the best, with a new engine line-up and next-generation rear axle, advanced technologies tailored to the customers’ needs, he adds.

“In the face of fierce competition, logistics operators need top-level uptime, efficiency and productivity from their fleets. The new Iveco S-Way perfectly meets this requirement, providing a complete package of features without equal, developed with a focus on driver-centricity,” Pellegrini claims.

In redesigning the cab from the ground up, Iveco has taken every opportunity to deliver cost savings and productivity gains to ensure the owner’s profitability. All the elements of the new design work together to achieve a superior aerodynamic performance and deliver fuel savings of up to four per cent on top of the outstanding fuel efficiency that is the hallmark of this product family, he adds.

Every detail of the cab exterior has been studied with care to minimise air resistance. The new roof is perfectly integrated into the front end of the vehicle, presenting a flat surface that minimises drag. Even the retractable front step that provides easy access to the windshield completely disappears when not in use. The front grille with high radius corners and side fins, the integrated headlights, the new bumpers design with integrated deflectors, together with the new design of the wheel arches, create flowing lines that optimise air flow.

The vehicle’s aerodynamic performance is further enhanced by additional features that reduce drag by closing gaps. They include the optimised aerodynamic kit with rubber extensions to close up the space between tractor and semitrailer.

The new design of the door, which extends all the way down to the second step, creates a smooth surface on the sides of the cab, reducing turbulence at cruising speed.

Iveco, a brand of Iveco Group, designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.

The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3.3- to 7.2-ton vehicle weight segment; the Eurocargo from 6 to 19 tons; and, in the heavy segment above 16 tons, the Iveco Way range with the on-road Iveco S-Way, the off-road Iveco T-Way and the Iveco X-Way for light off-road missions.