ZES is introducing a new energy system for making inland shipping more sustainable. This will be realized with emission-free navigation infrastructure that is accessible to everyone. Clean, climate-neutral and ready to compete with fossil fuels. ZES offers a complete range of products and services, based on interchangeable battery containers charged with renewable power, charging stations, technical support and an innovative payment concept for ship owners.
ZES was founded by the companies ING, energy and technical service provider ENGIE, maritime technology company Wärtsilä and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management is supporting this initiative together with the Province of South Holland.
ZES makes more sustainable inland shipping and short sea shipping possible with a new, clean and affordable transport system.
ZES wants inland and short sea shipping to operate in a clean, climate-neutral way.
The ZES shareholders have appointed Willem Dedden as managing director as of 1 June 2020. Willem has over 25 years of experience in the maritime sector and various ports. Before this, he worked for a number of consultancy agencies in the fields of hydraulics, offshore and civil engineering. In 1997 Willem joined the Port of Rotterdam Authority, where he worked in a variety of roles, including port development project manager and head of projects. Willem benefits from years of international experience. For example, previous positions include director of infrastructure in the port of Sohar in Oman and head of the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s international activities in Southeast Asia.
The managing director of ZES is accountable to the Supervisory Board, which is made up of Brendan Wauters (Engie), Nico van Dooren (Port of Rotterdam Authority), Henk de Jong (Wärtsilä) and Dirk Jan van Swaay (ING).