About Zero Emission Services

About Zero Emission Services (ZES)

ZES offers a new energy system to make inland shipping more sustainable: a complete product and services package for emission-free sailing based on exchangeable battery containers with green electricity, charging stations, technical support and an innovative payment concept for barge owners. Clean, climate neutral and ready to face the competition with fossil fuels.

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.

Mission
ZES makes more sustainable inland shipping possible with a new, clean and affordable transport system.

Vision
ZES wants inland shipping to operate in a clean, climate-neutral way.

ZES contributes to the Climate Agreement

To realise the climate goals, the cooperation of the inland shipping sector is essential. Currently, the entire Dutch transport sector is responsible for 21% of the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) in the Netherlands. In the transport sector, inland shipping accounts for 5% of the carbon dioxide emissions. In the Green Deal on Maritime and Inland Shipping and Ports, agreements were made about making inland shipping more sustainable. By transforming the diesel-driven inland shipping into fully electrically driven transport, the inland shipping sector is taking a significant step towards realising the Climate Agreement.

ZES is taking the lead in this transition of the inland shipping sector: 100% green energy, no emissions of CO2, nitrogen and particulate matter.

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