Concordia Damen built Sendo Liner that is an inland shipping vessel has won the KNVTS Ship of the Year 2019 Maritime Award which was awarded at the 2019 Maritime Awards Gala.
The jury mentioned that the ‘future proof’ propulsion configuration of the vessel gave the Sendo Liner an upper hand.
With the dimensions 110 x 11.45 x 3.2 m (LxWxT), Sendo Liner is an inland shipping vessel. Concordia Damen designed the vessel with close collaboration with the client and Sendo Shipping that is the owner of the vessel.
A lot of attention was paid by Concordia Damen and Sendo Shipping while designing to ensure that the ship is efficient, economical and clean as possible in its task of transport on inland waterways. The need of making the vessel future proof was also included in the design brief.
A sustainable step forward
The optimized layout of the Sendo Liner raises its capacity by 8% when compared to other vessels of the same size. It also featured with an innovative ballast system that helps in raising the air draft when it passes from under the bridge fully loaded.
The propulsion set up of the vessel is diesel electric backed up which has a huge battery pack which can be recharged through a shore connection.
This propulsion configuration increases the volume of the cargo and decreases the hull resistance that also makes it fuel efficient. This shows that the CO2 emission is decreased by 40% per container transported.
Low emissions leader
On the subject of ‘future-proofing’, the propulsion system is so designed that the energy source switch will be simple in the future and will increase the load capacity.
“We are extremely proud that the Sendo Liner has won the KNVTS Ship of the Year 2019 award. This award is the result of the close and productive cooperation between ourselves and Sendo Shipping. It is our shared vision of increased sustainability that pushed this project forward. We are proud to be working with them,” says Mr Kornet, CEO from Concordia Damen.
“The Sendo Liner truly is the inland container vessel of the future – characterised by reduced emissions and efficient cargo capacity. More importantly, it is the base for emissions free cargo transport in the ARA area. We have a continuous communication with Sendo Shipping regarding data analysis which will be used for further developments as we head for expected emissions-free delivery in August 2020.”
This KNVTS Ship of the Year award is especially important because Concordia Damen is presently constructing five vessels from the same design as the Sendo Liner. “This signifies a very attractive option for cargo owners interested in sustainable inland shipping solutions,” concludes Mr Kornet.