Green Ship Qualities

Profitable Road to Sea Shift: The TSL system’s main contribution is its ability to shift long-distance goods traffic from land to water by barges, which utilize coastal and inland ports closer to cargo origin and destination.

Sustainable Ports: Air Quality & Noise Control
Outside Port - The TSL emits exhaust off the coast far from populated areas. Its advanced clean engines and ample space as well as its stability enable the installation of an effective exhaust scrubbing system.
Inside Port - Barges require minimal electric (shore) power during cargo handling in port.

Green Asset Management: In the Short Sea Trade, a TSL line requires fewer sea going vessels to achieve the same annual throughput than a line operating conventional ships.

Invasive Species: The TSL’s high stability ballast system is designed to prevent the transmission of species from coast to coast.

Port Footprint Efficiency: Increasing throughput by barges requires no additional dredging of port basins/fairways and disposal of spoils.Terminals can operate more efficient, as barges are processed at off-peak times. Stacking yards can be more efficient through dense stacking (barge vs truck load) and barges not being unloaded until their goods can be transshipped.

Competitiveness often appears to conflict with environmental goals, however the TSL is both green and competitive, making it a sustainable technology for the future.

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