There are over 5,000 kilometers of navigable waterways in the Netherlands. The Dutch inland shipping fleet consists of more than 7,000 inland vessels, making it the most modern fleet in the world and by far the largest in Europe.
Indeed, the Netherlands is at the forefront in the sector in Europe. More than half of the vessels on the Rhine sail under the Dutch flag. The sector is characterized by the large number of small (family) enterprises. Larger shipping companies also operate.
Kooiman Marine Group has large, modern facilities to provide optimum service to inland shipping. It is an independent group of multidisciplinary shipbuilders with enormous problem-solving capacity, technical expertise and an eye for quality. Kooiman Marine Group is an excellent partner for inland shipping. We offer fast, efficient and high-quality services, focusing on meeting the complex customer-specific demand for innovative tailor-made solutions.
In the coming years the sector will have to take further tightening of environmental legislation into account, including CO2 emissions. Alternative fuels like LNG are rapidly becoming more important. The greening of the fleet is a trend which cannot be ignored. Kooiman Marine Group has extensive experience in hybrid systems, liquefied natural gas (LNG) systems, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and life-cycle management.