It’s fitting that a beer company would be the first customer for an electric ship on inland canals.
The ship is unique, because it uses rcontgainers of rechargable batteries as power. The containers can be swapped at either end of the voyage to renew the power source.
Inland waterway traffic in Europe is very important to reduce the level of pollution fom trucks. Most EU countries have set goals to increase the amount of inland waterway barge traffic, to reduce the trucks on the road. This vessel is even better, since it does not generate any emissions at all, whereas a diesel barge would generate some.
Hope they get more of them!
7 September 2021 Port Technology International TeamCheers to that! Heineken first customer for zero-emission inland vessel – Port Technology International