Newsitems filtered by 'innovation' tag

EU FAIRway project shows rehabilitating waterways at corridor level pays off
Lock complexes are becoming hubs for renewable energy
The use of LNG as transport fuel firmly reduces NOx and particulate emissions by waterway transport. But it becomes important cargo too.

Clean ships

05 Feb 2014

Inland waterway transport has an excellent energy and carbon record. On new ships, air emissions such as NOx and PM are also radically decreased. The same trend is expected...

ESO & EBU launch survey to identify specific financing needs of inland shipping entrepreneurs
Fully automated urban boats to transport goods and people currently developed in the Netherlands
Alluvio sustainably manages sediments and facilitates its re-use in the building indsutry

Rewarding innovation

12 Apr 2017
Testing innovative techniques, alternative fuel and shore power for greener inland shipping
EU cooperation to bring back freight to small European waterways on small, clean, self-propelled standardised barges that can be coupled and uncoupled.
As of 2020, 2.5 million bottles of beer filling 52 trucks will go by water in a new hydrogen-powered vessel, the Gouwenaar, built for Nedcargo.
European Inland Barging Innovation Platform (EIBIP) established by the EICB, Mariko, viadonau, Voies navigables de France. 

The Interreg Baltic Sea Region project EMMA enhances freight mobility & logistics by strengthening inland waterway and river-sea transport and by promoting new...

Energy Barge project

04 May 2018
EU Interreg Energy Barge project enhances synergies between bio-energy industry and Danube logistics
Floating warehouses for shipping parcels into the city to relieve congestion
EU supports Port-Liner to build 11 electric barges
Waterside brownfields become new carbon neutral industrial zones for renewable energy, bio-based and circular economy
Electric waterbuses provide an eco-friendly alternative for passenger transport, relieving congestion in major cities
CoRISMa enables multimodal transport planners to plan waterway transport timely and efficiently in transport and logistics operations with digital tools
Platina2 unveils the unused cargo potential for inland navigation in the Danube region. Promising cargo groups are renewables, recyclable products and high & heavy.
By shifting pallets to waterway transport, Knauf and the port of Brussels reduce the amount of trucks in and around Brussels.
UNECE's ADN Safety Committee adopted regulations for the transport of LNG in tank vessels at its 12th session in Geneva.
Platina2 reviewed the quality of datasets used to calculate externalities of inland shipping. Current data are not reliable for accurate calculations. 
The Waterborne sector wants the EU to break down the silos between modes and sectors in future EU research programme HorizonEurope.

Release of Strategic Research Agenda: how will public and private actors in inland waterway transport innovate towards 2050 to help achieving the climate objectives and...

Inland shipping plans to go climate-neutral by 2050. Innovative inland vessels of the future came to Brussels on 16 October 2019.