Park-Line Aqua wins bid to supply ports with shore-based power

Shore-power parties choose provider

Park-Line Aqua has won the European tender to supply the shore-based power system for inland shipping for the Port of Rotterdam, North Sea Ports, Drechtsteden, the Antwerp Port Authority and the Flemish Water Authority.

The news comes after the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp, Amsterdam and the North Sea struck an agreement to set up a single shore-power network for inland shipping.

In a statement, the Port of Rotterdam Authority said a uniform shore-based power system is conducive to user-friendliness and stimulates the use of shore-based power, a facility for supplying ships in port with power.

This power allows skippers to make optimum use of their on-board facilities (via a generator or main engine) without any emissions.

The tender complements the policy of the participants to develop the port areas in the Netherlands and Belgium in a balanced and sustainable way.

This means that investments are made not only in the economy but also in improving liveability and the environment.

It also means government and businesses working together to ensure that transport by water and railway exceeds transport by road. The reduction of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulates is also high on the agenda.

The joint objectives have led to a joint approach in facilitating the supply of shore-based power as simply and reliably as possible, primarily with respect to the supply and invoicing of electricity via shore-based power cabinets and services in the event of malfunctions on board vessels.

Supply of drinking water to the vessels is also realised via this system. The shore-based power parties have made it possible for other ports to get connected to the system, and in fact some have seized the opportunity to do so.

Park-Line Aqua (formerly part of the Parkmobile Group) is a user, service and payment platform for the maritime and logistic sector.

The services are focused on digitisation and sustainability improvement so as to create a uniform platform (market-place) with only a single all-inclusive invoice per month. The services are currently operational in more than 50 ports/municipalities in the Netherlands and Belgium and range from shore-based power to collecting port dues

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