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The Atoll: First Dutch solar island to produce hydrogen for shipping

In an effort to boost sustainability within inland shipping, SolarDuck and Voyex joined their forces to develop a solar island on the Waal near IJzendoorn, a first in the Netherlands. Under their collaboration, partners have set up an R&D partnership, which goals to enable emission-free sailing on hydrogen.

Porthos to annually store 2.5 million tonnes of CO2

Porthos, the initiative for carbon capture and storage in Rotterdam, is expected to store an annual amount of 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 from the industry in empty gas fields beneath the North Sea as from 2024.

Port of Rotterdam offers tracking of dry cargo flows

The Port of Rotterdam now offers the tracking of dry cargo flows. NPRC, the inland shipping cooperative, digitized its ‘supply chain’ in an efficient way in order to enable clients to monitor the status of their cargo with precision. Since summer, clients have been in the position to track connections to sea-going transport in Rotterdam as well as have real-time insight into inland shipping transport.

Watch: Researchers test transatlantic underwater hyperloop tunnel

A trans-Atlantic underwater tunnel able to support a hyperloop system is being tested by the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (Marin), with researchers hoping for a consortium to develop the project and highlight that this mean of transport can act as a less polluting alternative to air travel.

Port of Rotterdam’s power grid can be more cost-efficient

Findings of a study performed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Stedin and TenneT into the consequences of the energy transition for the power grid in Rotterdam’s port area, estimate that there will be a substantial increase by a factor of two and possibly even four, in the demand for green and other electric power over the next few decades on the part of Rotterdam’s industrial sector.

Ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam prepare for Brexit

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Port of Amsterdam Authority, PortBase, all partners including Customs as well as all the relevant municipalities are putting their efforts to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit on Thursday, 31 October 2019, in attempts to mitigate any delays coming from additional customs formalities at Rotterdam en Vlaardingen ferry terminals.

US, Denmark, the Netherlands vow to cybersecurity collaboration

During the One Conference in Hague the Government of the US, Denmark and the Netherlands shared their vision on sharing a global, open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet and stable cyberspace, and commitment to continued collaborative efforts in enhancing cyber security in the maritime sector. 

Watch: Planning stage for installation of wave energy farm prototype

The planning stage for the installation of a wave energy farm prototype has been reached in the island of Texel in the Netherlands, as part of a research project aiming to make the island more sustainable through wave energy. The Slow Mill wave pilot project which was invented by Erwin Croughs aims to install five or six Slow Mills and potentially create a wave energy farm.

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