Inland shipping is a relatively clean sector. Transport by ship emits between 3 and 6 times less CO2 than road transport. With the imminent implementation of the European Stage V emission legislation, from 2020 the requirements for particulates and soot will also be more stringent. This means that inland vessels must be refitted with even cleaner engines and use even cleaner fuels. Currently more than 80%* of the inland shipping fleet does not yet meet the current emission requirements (CCR II). Martin Marijnissen, Director MAN Rollo: “In our opinion it makes sense to consider replacing the existing engines with ones that meet CCR II prior to the date on which the next, more stringent emission values (Stage V) will apply.“
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That the more stringent emission regulations have consequences for inland shipping is shown by, among other things, the measures that will apply in the Port of Rotterdam. The port’s policy is that from 2025, vessels that do not meet the CCR II standard will be excluded from the port. After 2025, ship owners can choose between no longer loading and unloading in the Port of Rotterdam, have a CCR II engine installed prior to Stage V becoming effective or after 2020 to install a Stage V engine. Martin Marijnissen: “A lot is said about Stage V. However, the best opportunity we have to reduce the emissions from inland shipping, is to address the ships in the fleet that have engines that currently still do not meet the current emission standard. Because of the pressure being exerted from among others the Port of Rotterdam, before 2020, we expect to see a high demand for engines that meet CCR II to replace engines that do not meet the standard. A typical win-win situation: the shipper avoids the additional costs related to exhaust gas after-treatment systems that are required for Stage V and society will see, even before 2020, the inland shipping sector becoming significantly greener”. For the inland shipping sector, MAN Rollo offers two common rail engines: the D2676 LE421 (382 kW, 1800 rpm, 6 cylinders) and the D2862 LE441 (735 kW, 1800 rpm, 12 cylinders). The low fuel consumption, the high efficiency and the low maintenance costs in combination with the low emission values are the most important advantages. Recently, MAN Rollo supplied a DE2862 LE441 to Wijgaart Shipping for the propulsion of the MTS Florida. With this engine, John van de Wijgaart is already taking measures to meet the strict emission requirements. (Please read the interview on the website).
‘We understand the world of transport’
MAN Rollo has a strong background, with MAN as the concern behind it. MAN marine engines are derived from truck and coach engines. That world places high demands on comfort and reliability. These demands are reflected in the development of the MAN marine engines. The engines are notable for their low noise and vibration levels. Not unimportant for skippers who live on-board. Karel Schuurman, Manager Sales Marine Engines: “Our new engines also use considerably less fuel. MAN engines clearly make a difference when compared to other engine brands. In short, MAN Rollo is at home in the world of inland shipping. We understand the world of transport. Reliability and service are core values for inland shipping, as they are for road transport. The same values that we also consider to be of utmost importance. Our company can be contacted 24/7 and we keep all spare parts in stock to ensure that waterborne transport can continue unhindered.”