Minister Weyts launches two complementary measures to green IWT. Technological developments allow Technological developments allow to convert environmental benefits into concrete actions.
Barge Entrepreneurs can submit an application from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017 to ‘Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV‘ or to ‘ nv De Scheepvaart‘ to be eligible for the support measures ‘engine replacement small vessels’ or ‘after-treatment technologies on board medium and large vessels’.
Both these measures aim to modernize the fleet, whereas at the same time the air quality in Flanders will improve. It also strengthens the competitiveness of inland waterway transport in Flanders, which means that IWT guarantees the future supplying of companies located on the flemish waterways.
Full details on after treatment support:
Full details on support measures for engine replacement: