"Leading technology for sustainable inland shipping"

Technology

Awareness has risen in recent years, that inland waterways is not as “green” as commonly understood. In terms of emission of CO2, NOx and fine particulates, inland waterway ships are clearly underperforming compared, for example, to modern diesel trucks (euro VI).

Current insights indicate that the most feasible alternatives, both in terms of technology and economics, inclucde: LNG (for larger ships), hybrid (diesel-electrical), fuel-optimized engines with end-of-pipe treatment and Euro VI engines (source: EICB, Maritime Industry, Gorinchem, 10 May 2017). These options give only a partial solution.

PortLiner aims to provide a complete solution, by introducing zero emission vessels. With flow battery technology and the specific application developed by PortLiner for inland container shipping, “zero emission” has now for the first time become a feasible option.

 

Future

The drive for sustainability is not only increasingly at the core of corporate social responsibility, it is also becoming the only relevant way of conducting business. This trend triggers innovation in manufacturing and logistics and the introduction of green practices in all business functions.

PortLiner is fully committed to the objectives of sustainable business development. It has created a green solution for inland waterway logistics and has a long-term vision going forward, and has a long-term vision going forward that includes other segments of the maritime markets.