The Government of Netherlands has dedicated a sum of 7 million euros ($8.36 million) to partly finance Port Liner, a project featuring Dutch suppliers only, to deploy domestic electric barge vessels to service the local market.
“Port Liner intends to launch the Netherlands’ first climate-neutral and zero-emission vessel in August 2018,” it says.
“Energy is generated in a sustainable manner and stored in ready-to-use container batteries to be placed on board. Being electrically powered, the vessels can carry 8% more volume compared to regular diesel vessels.”
A total of five small (24 TEU capacity) and six large (270 TEU capacity) electric barges will be built for the project, Ton van Meegen, director of Port-Liner, told Dutch media De Tijd in early January.
According to him, the vessels will use lithium-ion batteries stored within a 20-foot shipping container for power.
The smaller barges will each be fitted with a power container for 15 hours of sailing, while the large barges will each need four power containers for 35 hours of sailing time.
The six large barges will cost a total investment of 55 million euros, including charging infrastructure and 48 battery containers.
All vessels have already been leased by various Dutch shipping firms.
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Publication date: 10 January, 2018
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
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Dwivedi Vivek Kumar ended his tenure as Global Head – Bitumen & Shipping & Regional Head – APAC at GP Global APAC on 10 November 2020 due to internal structuring of the GP Global Group.