Lean and Green Barge

Inland shipping has numerous benefits. For one thing, a container shipped by barge produces fewer CO2 emissions than a container transported by truck. Inland vessels sail past traffic jams and they are able to transport many more containers with less manpower than trucks.



New insights and perspectives can come from anywhere. Here we collect all sorts of short stories that contain a change of perspective, such as the latest innovations, inspiring interviews, news items and more.

What is a helicopter without its rotor blades?

by Stéphane Morand
Heliswiss International

This movie shows the unusual sight of a helicopter at the Rhenus Deep Sea Terminal at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. What it doesn’t show is that this helicopter arrived in the port of Rotterdam as breakbulk cargo on Nirint’s liner service fr...

Moving containers from the road to the water

by Jacco de Kok
Impulse Dynamic Traffic Management Inland Waterways (IDVV) @ Rijkswaterstaat

Making better use of the Dutch inland waterways. That is the aim of the IDVV program (Impulse Dynamic Traffic Management Inland Waterways) in which the government, waterway managers, shippers, transport providers, ports, terminals and knowl...
Eiger Nordwand

More EU funding for LNG projects

by Richard Ferrer
Innovation & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) European Commission

The first ever LNG retrofitted inland waterway vessel was delivered to Danser Group in Rotterdam last month. The Eiger-Nordwand is now propelled by a dual-fuel drive system that can run on both LNG and diesel. The European Union provided a ...
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