If The Netherlands intends to meet the Paris climate targets, sea and inland shipping must also commit to them. As in become climate-neutral vessels. In the Port of Rotterdam, a number of companies are planning to supply power to ships that dock via a shore-based power station. This means that the engines can be switched off, which not only reduces CO2 emissions but also the amounts of particulate matter, nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide. Moreover, it is a lot quieter than the diesel generators on board. The aim is to install the facility at the Rotterdam Calandkanaal this year.

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.