Maritime and inland shipping
The air-polluting emissions of inland shipping are currently in the spotlight. Although abatement technologies are widely available, the relatively high investment costs and tight market are holding back developments. CE Delft has plenty of expertise on how to reduce the environmental impact of barges and other inland vessels . We have carried out projects in this realm for a wide range of clients, including the European Commission, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Directorate-General for Public Works & Water Manage¬ment (IDVV programme) and the Zuid-Holland provincial executive. For the last of these parties we conducted a study to identify the most effective means of improving air quality. CE Delft has also designed a subsidy scheme for greener vessels. Besides being fully conversant with the air pollution and energy dossiers, we also have experience with the gas-venting issue in inland shipping. For more information, feel free to contact Eelco den Boer.
Today, seaports are keen to promote cleaner and more fuel-efficient shipping. CE Delft is there to provide support and its experts are involved in a number of major projects, including Maasvlakte 2, the extension of Rotterdam Port, and construction of the new sea lock for the Port of Amsterdam. CE Delft has a wealth of expertise on how to make ports and their industrial complexes more sustainable. That know-how relates not only to cutting the emissions of sea-going vessels and making hinterland transport more sustainable, but also to reducing the environmental footprint of port industries.
Greener seaports, with advice from CE Delft
In collaboration with the six main north-west European seaports, CE Delft has developed the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), a standardized measure of a ship’s environmental performance. This will enable differentiation of harbour dues, rewarding cleaner vessels. Around 30 seaports are now using it to encourage greener shipping.
For the World Ports Climate Initiative we have developed two websites, one on Onshore Power Supply or ocean-going vessels. And one LNG fuelled vessels.
For over a decade we have been carrying our research and consultancy on the environmental impact of ocean shipping. Our clients include the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure & Environment and allied ministries in other EU member states , the European Commission, UNEP, Transport & Environment (T&E), the Netherlands Society for Nature and Environment, the UNFCCC secretariat, the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works & Water Manage¬ment (IDVV programme), Rotterdam Port Authority, the Netherlands Petroleum Industry Association (VNPI) and Zuid-Holland provincial executive.
For more information, please contact Jasper Faber
Publicly available reports
Below is a list of all the publicly available reports relating to the theme of maritime shipping.
- The share of aviation and maritime transport in the EU’s transport related fossil fuel demand
- Study on the analysis of market potentials and market barriers for wind propulsion technologies for ships
- NOx controls for shipping in EU Seas
- Assessment of Fuel Oil Availability
- The EU Emission Trading Schemes' effects on the competitive situation within national and international aviation
- Readily Achievable EEDI Requirements for 2020
- SECA Assessment: Impacts of 2015 SECA marine fuel sulphur limits
- Shipping degassing on the map
- Historical Trends in Ship Design Efficiency
- Further Analysis of the SCBA of NDDL Airport
- Cost benefit calculation tool onshore power supply
- Zuid-Holland degassing ban - An interim review
- Study of emission control and energy efficiency measures for ships in the port area
- Scrubbers - An economic and ecological assessment
- Empirical comparative analysis of energy efficiency indicators for ships
- Estimated Index Values of New Ships
- Historical trends in ship design efficiency
- Small-scale LNG for inland shipping in Provincial Air Quality Action Programme
- Study on the Completion of an EU Framework on LNG-fuelled Ships and its Relevant Fuel Provision Infrastructure
- Consequences of market-based CO2 emission abatement measures for ocean shipping for the Netherlands
- Update estimate emissions degassing inland tank vessels
- Research to assess impacts on developing countries of measures to address emissions in the international aviation and shipping sectors
- Monitoring of bunker fuel consumption
- Subsidy scheme for Rotterdam inland shipping