World’s first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer | Environment | The Guardian

Tierr@_de_N@die: This project, developed by Port Liner with EU funds, it could be a real breakpoint in the future of the European sea transport.

In August, five barges – 52 metres long and 6.7m wide, and able to carry 24 20ft containers weighing up to 425 tonnes – will be in operation. They will be fitted with a power box giving them 15 hours of power. As there is no need for a traditional engine room, the boats have up to 8% extra space, according to their Dutch manufacturer, Port Liner.

About 23,000 trucks, mainly running on diesel, are expected to be removed from the roads as a result.

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