Innovation Abounds in Inland Shipping
As such a small country, it is hard for the Netherlands to make its mark, but when it comes to making an industry more sustainable, the Dutch inland shipping sector leads the way.
Of course, with all that water, it comes as no surprise that the Netherlands has always been a strong player in inland shipping and will continues to be one in years to come. Now, with impending regulations concerning reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Dutch inland shipping sector is working hard at finding sustainable solutions for its fleet.
In SWZ|Maritime's April issue, we take a look at some of these innovations, which include Titan LNG's new LNG bunker pontoon the FlexFueler 001, an inland vessel currently under construction which will run on hydrogen, and the recently delivered Sendo Liner, which can sail emissions free for three hours in a row on just electric power supplied by batteries.
In addition, we visited the company UV Technology, which has developed a system that can clean water on board using UV light. Furthermore, we report on the latest from International Shipbuilding Progress.
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To celebrate the inauguration of ir dr Herbert Koelman as lector for the NHL Stenden school in Leeuwarden, a symposium was held discussing innovative designs of ships and their equipment. SWZ|Maritime's April issue gives you the rundown of this event.
Picture: The Sendo Liner is a fine piece of Dutch inland shipping innovation (cover picture of SWZ|Maritime's April issue).