This unique concept stems from the realisation that an inland waterway vessel has the ideal dimensions to carry the weight of the flow batteries (including electrolyte), while using none of its cargo capacity.
As there is no need any longer for a large engine room, the container capacity actually increases, by 8%, up to 280 TEU. This all combined with higher loading efficiency thanks to optimized loading bay length, accommodating a length of 14 containers of 20 feet or 7 containers of 40 feet, or any combination of the two sizes.
PortLiner has established that this standard 110x11.45m vessel has an action radius of more than 30 hours. This allows the vessel to easily cover the Rotterdam/Antwerp/Duisburg corridors, at competitieve cost compared to conventional diesel propulsion.
The ship can be customized (dimensions, cargo type) up to 7,000 tonnes . Please contact us for more information.