The changeover of harbour vessels to alternative, climate-friendly propulsion systems is a complex challenge for all parties involved. To address this issue, the e4ports network cordially invites you to the “Alternative propulsion systems for waterborne harbour vessels” workshop (“Alternative Antriebe für Hafenwasserfahrzeuge”).

In order to drive the energy transition in ports forward, waterborne harbour vessels must also make their contribution. As ports are often located directly in or close to populated areas, besides the aspects of cutting the greenhouse gas emissions, the reduction of air pollutants is also relevant, which can be achieved by switching to alternative propulsion systems. The workshop will present funding opportunities for equipping and retrofitting harbor watercraft with alternative propulsion systems. Furthermore, various climate-friendly technology options will be highlighted on the basis of reference projects.

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The workshop will focus on vessels that mainly operate in and around the port area, e.g. workboats, tugboats and passenger ships. Battery electric and fuel cell propulsion systems as well as hydrogen combustion engines will be considered. The event is primarily aimed at fleet operators of the above-mentioned vessels.

Date: 27.04.2022 
Time: 09.30 am – 12.30 pm


The e4ports network brings together port organisations, terminal operators, logistics companies, shipping companies, energy producers and suppliers, grid operators and public authorities. The aim is to support ports in their efforts to develop a climate-neutral energy system.

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