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Workshop on “Shore power at berths”


Zero-emissions inland navigation sector by 2050: this target for protecting the environment and climate concerns not only inland navigation vessels’ propulsion systems but also the on-board power supply for operating machinery, for example when at berth. Last but not least, the conflicts over city centre berths on the Rhine demonstrate that joint efforts are required to reduce or largely eliminate both greenhouse gas/pollutant and noise emissions. Supplying inland navigation vessels with shore power can play an important role in reducing emissions and noise. Supplying inland navigation vessels with green electricity at berths helps achieve the objectives both of the Mannheim Declaration and of the European Commission’s Green Deal, while also securing attractive city centre berths for future generations of boatmen.

But how to go about this transformation? The workshop aspires to help solve this challenge facing the inland navigation sector, while at the same time deriving the requirements for technical standards, management systems, the reliability and usability of the systems, and also the need to use such services from the providers’ and users’ perspective. The ports as well will play a particular role in this as a result of their transformation into energy hubs.

This will involve CCNR Member States’ experts sharing their experience of planning, building and operating shore power connection units. The users of these systems will also be given adequate time to make their wishes and comments known. For a technical discussion with actors including those from the Danube region, the event will be organised in Strasbourg in collaboration with viadonau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH.

The workshop is targeted at waterway, lock, port, terminal, berth and cargo handling operators, the shipping industry, power generators and power network operators, as well as the river commission and other international inland navigation organisations.

Please register via the following link (password: CCNR2022workshop):


Press release

  • CCNR and viadonau online workshop “Shore power at berths” 285 KB 290 KB 287 KB 285 KB


  • Programme 275 KB 277 KB 285 KB 278 KB


  • Inauguration of the workshop 345 KB
    Markus Grewe, Chair of the CCNR Committee for Infrastructure and Environment
  • Welcoming addresses 764 KB
    Yann Quiquandon, Commissioner of the French delegation to the CCNR
  • Welcoming addresses 79 KB
    Hans-Peter Hasenbichler, Managing Director viadonau
  • Inaugural presentation: The energy transition in the inland navigation sector – A challenge for the energy infrastructure as well 573 KB
    Raphaël Wisselmann, Chief Engineer of the CCNR
  • Shore focus: Connection standards for shore power connectors in ports and berths 875 KB
    Roelof Weekhout-Gunsing, Dutch delegation to the CCNR
  • Ship focus: European connection standards for power connectors in the inland navigation sector 656 KB
    Bruno Delannoy, Ghimar Merhy, Bureau Veritas
  • Experience with the use of shore power connections 605 KB 607 KB
    Leny van Toorenburg, EBU/ESO
  • Occupational health aspects when planning shore power connections 2703 KB
    André Stäudtner, Professional Transport Association, Germany
  • Operation and billing of shore power connections using the CDNI eco-card 612 KB
    Loet de Hooge, CDNI
  • The energy self-sufficient waterway – Installation of a shore power supply system in Austria 1911 KB 1444 KB
    Hans-Peter Hasenbichler, Managing Director viadonau
  • Efficient and sustainable shore power use, an appeal for collaboration and standardisation 2240 KB
    Ben Quintelier, Belgian delegation to the CCNR
  • Pilot project “Shore power connection for the inland navigation sector” of the Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung (WSV) – initial experience and prospects 1518 KB 1520 KB
    Christian Kleine, German delegation to the CCNR
  • Shore infrastructure for Swapping and Charging of a Waterborne Transport Battery System 1740 KB
    Shaun White, Current Direct
  • OPS (Onshore power supply): Challenges and lessons from the port perspective 652 KB
    Turi Fiorito, EFIP