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Marine South East working on proposal for funding to promote cleaner inland shipping

A European consortium, which includes Marine South East, is putting together a proposal for a project to promote clean inland waterway transport.

The CLINSH (Clean Inland Shipping) consortium will see public and private organisations from Holland, Belgium, Germany and the UK working together.

The main objective of CLINSH is to improve air quality in urban areas by accelerating emissions reduction on Inland Waterways Transport which can be a major source of air pollution.

An application for funding for the CLINSH project was recently submitted to the European fund LIFE. If successful the project will look at the performance of various emission reduction techniques, alternative fuels and onshore power supply on a variety of 30 vessels.

The results of the real life monitoring will then provide a tool for local, regional, national and European governments for new policies regarding the 'greening' of waterways. In addition the data will provide vessel skippers and operators with more information and insight into the most cost effective environmental measures for their ships.

The province of Zuid-Holland is the lead partner in the CLINSH project with regional Minister Rik Jannsen acting as Ambassador of the project. Marine South East is a partner in the project.

More information on the project will be circulated once funding has been approved.

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Posted 2015-11-12 16:11:14

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