'Tesla of the canals': Netherlands and Belgium to launch world’s first zero-emissions self-p

The Netherlands and Belgium are launching the world’s first zero-emissions, autonomous container barges dubbed the “Tesla of the canals”.

Each fully-electric boat will transport 24 containers weighing up to 425 tonnes from ports in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Rotterdam.

The five barges, which are launched this summer, are set to vastly reduce the use of diesel-powered lorries transporting freight, with 23,000 expected to be taken off the roads as a result.


By Port Liner


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