The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port and world’s third largest. Goods that arrive in Rotterdam are forwarded from and to the European mainland via road, railway and waterway. Railway and inland shipping are the most environmental friendly in ways of carbon footprint, with almost six times less CO2 than road transport. CO2 emissions by inland shipping will be reduced by more than 20%, as LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) powered barges enter service. The first barge of this new generation, the advanced Mts Greenstream, went into service in March. It made way for more LNG powered barges to be deployed on Europe’s inland waterways.
Sustainability and reliablility are the key words in modern shipping. More and more shipping companies invest in environ-mental friendly and climate neutral technologies. These develop-ments have triggered an increasing demand for sustainable and reliable products in the field of shipping, which is the expertise of Imbema Cleton.
When constructing the Mts Greenstream, a 110 m tall oil tanker, Imbema Cleton BV was asked to provide solutions for the hose assemblies. We advised our Dantec composite hoses for loading Tubes International with new headquarters in the Czech RepublicImbema Cleton provides hoses for first LNG powered bargeEDiS-News and offloading oil products, combined with OPW’s Autolok couplings. These couplings prevent the hose from spontaneously decoupling due to vibrations on board the ship. This solution prevents oil spills, which are of course unacceptable. Futher more Mts Greenstream uses our strip hoses, ventilation hoses and pneumatic hoses which have proven to be very reliable with a longer life span.