Port of Rotterdam – Zero Emission Services

Zero Emission Services (ZES) introduces a new energy system for making inland shipping more sustainable. This will be realized with emission-free navigation infrastructure accessible to everyone. Clean, climate-neutral and ready to compete with fossil fuels. ZES offers a complete range of products and services, based on interchangeable battery containers (ZESpacks) charged with renewable power, charging stations, technical support and an innovative payment concept for ship owners.

The 2050 ambition of ZES is to power 400 electric ships with 650 ZES packs, on 40 routes via an open-access network of 20 docking stations, thereby reducing emissions in the sector by 400-480.000 tons of CO2 and around 2.800 tons of nitrogen per year. Additionally, ships sailing with ZES produce no particulate matter or noise.

ZES was founded by ING bank, energy and technical service provider ENGIE, maritime technology company Wärtsilä and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management supports this initiative together with the Province of South Holland.