The discussion group brings together a dozen companies that are active in the fields of new engines and techniques for reducing CO2 emissions, either as suppliers or installers. We look at what solutions exist for inland shipping and identify potential obstacles. We have identified a lack of information for boaters and the still high cost of Euro Stage V technologies, even though they are now available. We are looking at the existing subsidies and have contacted the authorities (Service Public de Wallonie and Vlaamse Waterwegen) to find out the impact of these subsidies so far.
Reducing ships’ CO2 emissions is a hot topic for the shipbuilding industry and ship owners worldwide. In April 2021, we set up a discussion group on the topic of "Energy transition for inland shipping". The discussion group meets online about every two months.