The exchangeable energy containers – ZESpacks – are charged with sustainably generated power. When depleted, skippers can quickly exchange the container – in 15 minutes – for a fully charged one at one of the exchange and charging stations. The charging station can recharge 2 ZESpacks in parallel in just 2.5 hours. The stations are equipped with an “open access” network. This means that they are also suitable for rapidly charging trucks and buses and can act as Energy Hubs. They are standardised and were developed together with the battery containers.
Take a look below at the construction of the first ZES charging station on the Alpherium, the terminal of CCT in Alphen aan den Rijn.
In the coming years, ZES will be ‘greening’ more changing and charging stations, more shipping routes and more ships. The ultimate goal is to make all inland shipping, and short sea shipping, green and emission-free. A network of open access loading points will be set up along the main waterways and existing logistics systems such as container terminals.
ZES is focussing in the short term on scaling up to establishing the next charging stations, ZESpacks and Zero Emission shipping routes. This is how we intend to change the inland shipping system. Our goal for 2050: