Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges to be launched this autumn

Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges to be launched this autumn

The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands. The 100 million-euro project supported by a €7m subsidy from the European Union is expected to have a significant impact on local transport between the ports of Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Rotterdam.

Chief executive of Port-Liner Ton van Meegen told The Loadstar: “There are some 7,300 inland vessels across Europe and more than 5,000 of those are owned by entrepreneurs in Belgium and the Netherlands. We can build upwards of 500 a year, but at that rate it would take some 50 years to get the industry operating on green energy.” Continue reading “Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges to be launched this autumn”