Why Inland Shipping?

Inland waterways goods transport is maintaining a modal share of 6% of all transport goods in the European Union and this share goes up to nearly 40% in countries with dense networks of waterways such as the Netherlands.

Despite being the cleanest in-land way of transport, regulations for inland shipping emissions are getting stricter and heavy competition from (increasingly) clean trucks is strong. This begs for even more sustainable options!

Shipping containers over water is over 9 times more energy efficient compared to transport over land

Our Action

In 2018 Future Proof Shipping B.V. was launched to tap into a commercial opportunity identified by THRUST.

FPS B.V. offers commercial, technical and financial services and is currently developing a first pilot that will demonstrate zero-emission transport of container cargo between the Netherlands and Belgium for a commercial customer.

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