Inland waterway transport provides an environmentally friendly alternative for the transport of goods in those areas where an inland waterway infrastructure is present. Western Europe has such a network, with the river Rhine as an important backbone. The Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, MARIN, is involved in different projects to improve inland ship design and/or inland ship performance in specific situations and by a design for service approach. In this paper several aspects of projects are described: A comparison between the performance of existing inland ships, the optimization of a hull and a case study for transport of 45’ containers in a container service on inland waterways.
Senior Project Manager
Karola van der Meij
Head of Onboard Specialists
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