PortLiner has been present at the World Port Days festival in Rotterdam, on 1, 2 and 3 September 2023. This annual maritime event has attractedmore about 400,000 visitors. PortLiner had joined the "Kansen voor West" stand, the agency that manages EU programmes like ERDF and Just Transition Fund (JTF). It has been a good occasion for many visitors to know more about our maritime flow batteries!
On 10 August 2023, the regional newspaper De Gelderlander has published an article on PortLiner's next step, the building of a recharging and storage pontoon, equipped with flow battery technology for the maritime market. PortLiner has finally, after a lengthy procedure, obtained formal permission to moor its pontoon at the Hartel Channel , at the heart of the Rotterdam port area. PortLiner can now start the building process, for the pontoon and the first ships that will "tank" the pontoon's elektricity.
On 4 April the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released.
On 28 March 2022, the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) has published its roadmap aiming “at largely eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants of the inland navigation sector by 2050”.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPPC provides political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. On 28 February 2022 a new IPCC climate report was published, describing the worsening of climate conditions: “The world faces unavoidable multiple climate hazards over the next two decades with global warming of 1.5°C (2.7°F). Even temporarily exceeding this warming level will result in additional severe impacts, some of which will be irreversible. Risks for society will increase, including to infrastructure and low-lying coastal settlements.”
In accordance with the mandate given by the Ministerial Declaration of 17 October 2018 in Mannheim, the CCNR developed a roadmap aiming at largely eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants attributable to the inland navigation sector by 2050.