Strategic charging points are located throughout the Netherlands where skippers can quickly exchange ZESpacks. Charging stations can also serve as Energy Hubs, which can charge other modalities or provide energy to stabilise the electricity grid.
ZES has developed a simple payment system based on pay-per-use: the customer pays for the renewable electricity consumed and a rental fee for the ZESpack. This keeps the operating costs competitive and simplifies the transition to emission-free shipping.
We’re sailing! The Alphenaar is the first Dutch inland vessel to use interchangeable energy containers for propulsion: ZESpacks. The Alphenaar sails with two ZESpacks on board between Alphen aan den Rijn and Moerdijk and can be loaded and exchanged at the first charging station at the CCT terminal in Alphen aan den Rijn.
No emissions: ZES saves 1,000 tons of CO2, 7 tons of NOx per ship per year and does not produce particulate matter or noise.
Quickly charged and exchanged: the charging of the battery does not involve charging of the ship. This optimises the logistics for the shipper.
Affordable: pay per use, no uncertain investment for skippers.
Future-proof: In time, other energy carriers, like hydrogen, could be used in the ZESpacks.
Open Access: multiple providers and modalities can use the ZESpacks and charging stations.
Scalable: ZES is an all-in solution and thus eminently scalable.