Cargo vessels: a cleaner alternative to lorries

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017
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Cargo vessels are considered a relatively green mode of transport. Compared to lorries, they produce fewer emissions. But road transport is modernising fast and vessels have to keep up to remain competitive.

In Romania, a river navigation company that runs almost 500 vessels along the Danube every year is working with the European research project Prominent in an effort to make ships greener.

“We have to modernise because otherwise we’re out of the market,” says Tiganus Catalin, commercial director at Navrom. “Our vessels have to fulfil all the new EU regulations concerning air pollution, noise, nitrogen oxides, and so on.”

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Promoting Innovation in the Inland Waterways Transport Sector
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