Workshop on challenges and innovations in Inland Shipping

Workshop on challenges and innovations in Inland Shipping

On 22 March 2024, PIONEERS consortium partners, Stefan van Doorn and Gearte Nynke Noteboom, from Zero Emission Services (ZES), attended a workshop organised by the Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority in Willebroek, Belgium. The workshop focused on the challenges associated with electrifying inland shipping, a critical aspect of the ongoing feasibility study conducted by ZES in the context of the PIONEERS project. This study is instrumental in developing the Green Port Master Plan.


Together with other partners, Danser Group, Hutchison Ports, Port of Antwerp-Bruges and the Municipality of Venlo, ZES is developing a European corridor of mobile charging infrastructure for inland vessels. The main objectives are to:

  • Minimize the environmental footprint of inland navigation;
  • Reduce noise and air pollution;
  • Stabilise the electricity grid while making more efficient use of renewable energy sources;
  • Lower operational costs for inland navigation.


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March 23, 2024