First zero emission inland container ship launched
Nike has introduced the "H2 Barge 1" at its European Logistics Campus in Laakdal, Belgium. Nike is partnering with the Dutch shipping company Future Proof Shipping (FPS) and BCTN Network of Inland Terminals as part of its strategy to reduce carbon emissions and waste in its shipping operations.
FPS' 110 m x 11.45 m inland containership is expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2,000 t of CO2 per year. It will sail between Rotterdam and BCTN’s inland terminal in Meerhout several times a week.
FPS CEO Richard Klatten: "This is a pivotal moment, not just for Future Proof Shipping but for the future of shipping."
The FPS retrofit project is supported by grant funding from the Interreg North Sea Region Programme (Zero Emission Ports North Sea – ZEM Ports NS), Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Port of Rotterdam and Expertise en Innovatie Centrum Binnenvaart. (ah)