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Innovative solution for lowering of ship emissions tested in the port of Rotterdam

A scrubber technology that saves on fuel costs while at the same time complying with the IMO 2020 0.5% sulfur emission regulations. Van Oord, also active in dredging and the construction of wind farms at sea, sees benefits in this solution.

(from left to right: Edoardo Panziera, CEO Ionada and Job Voormolen, Project Manager Van Oord)
Picture: Marc Nolte

Marine scrubber-technology leader Ionada BV signed, during the PortXL event ‘Shakedown’, a pilot-agreement with Van Oord for the testing of Ionada’s Semi-Dry-Scrubbing-technology aboard the Van Oord vessel Lelystad, a hopper dredger. Ionada is one of the fourteen start-ups/scale-ups that signed contracts/pilot-agreements at Shakedown yesterday with well-known corporates.

Contracts and pilots

Van Oord and Port of Rotterdam Authority, among others, belong to the group of corporates that entered in a cooperation with PortXL start-ups/ scale-ups for the development of innovation projects in the port. In total, eleven start-ups and three scale-ups participated in the third edition of the PortXL accelerator program in Rotterdam. Yesterday they presented their results of the past three months during Shakedown in the RDM submarine hangar. 10 of the fourteen start-ups / scale-ups saw their performance rewarded with one or more contracts. In total, 15 contracts were signed.

Scrubber-technology

With the introduction of Ionada's Semi Dry Scrubbers, ship owners can benefit from 50% savings on fuel costs while meeting the IMO 2020 0.5% sulfur emission regulations. Ionada offers ship owners an EGD (Exhaust Guest Cleaning) service, where shipowners only pay for the cleaned fuel. The pilot with Van Oord is planned for the fourth quarter of 2018. More information: www.ionada.com.

Innovative cement solutions

To date, waterfronts and coastal defense systems have been built with little to no environmental friendly solutions. ECOncrete offers a range of innovative concrete solutions that improve the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and maritime infrastructures while increasing their strength and durability. Together with the Port of Rotterdam, ECOncrete will examine whether their solution can be applied to one of the quay walls in the port. More information: www.econcretetech.com.

Port dues managed by blockchain

CargoLedger, in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, will make the supply chain in the port paperless and will ensure immediate handling and payment of port dues using blockchain solutions. Blockchain improves the efficiency and compliance of the supply chain. The relevant data will be immutable, easy to share and changes will be transparent for all stakeholders.
More information: www.cargoledger.nl

Shakedown 2018

PortXL presented the latest innovations in the maritime sector on Thursday 14 June. With more than 50 start-ups and themes related to Blockchain, Emission Reduction, Cyber Security and Sustainable Energy, Shakedown was the event for innovations in the port sector. Shakedown is also the event with which PortXL closed its third program in a festive way. In addition to a full demonstration floor, high-profile speakers were also present. Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, spoke about, among other things, what the biggest business opportunities are for entrepreneurs in the port of Rotterdam. Jan van der Tempel, CEO of Ampelmann provided a keynote on the subject of 'failure as a part of success'. The PortXL start-ups / scale-ups also had the opportunity to present their company to more than 500 port experts and enthusiasts for the last time.

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