GRENDEL Green and efficient Danube Fleet

  • GRENDEL - GRENDEL at 8th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy of the Danube Region (EUSDR)
    - 05-07-2019
    GRENDEL at 8th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy of the Danube Region (EUSDR)

    The 8th edition of the EUSDR Annual Forum took place on 27th and 28th of June 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. This event was organized by the Romanian Presidency of the EUSDR – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania together with the DG...

  • GRENDEL - UNECE Working Party in Geneva organised a workshop on the realization of a modern fleet
    - 01-07-2019
    UNECE Working Party in Geneva organised a workshop on the realization of a modern fleet

    On 19th June 2019, a workshop about the realization of a modern fleet, enhancing navigation safety and fostering innovations was organised in the framework of the 55th session of the Working Party on the Standardization of Technical and...

  • GRENDEL - Published tender for consulting services
    - 30-04-2019
    Published tender for consulting services

    Danubia Kreuzfahrten operates river cruise vessels on the European waterways and is a partner in our GRENDEL project. Within Activity 4.1, Danubia Kreuzfahrten is tasked with exploring possibilities for improving the environmental performance of...

  • GRENDEL - Overview of the vessel concepts developed in the framework of the GRENDEL project
    - 30-04-2019
    Overview of the vessel concepts developed in the framework of the GRENDEL project

    As the GRENDEL project advances also Activity 4.1 – Individual advanced vessel concepts & energy efficient navigation – is stepping up the pace. Our partners involved in this Activity are: Danubia Kreuzfahrten GmbH from Austria who...

  • GRENDEL - Zeppelin offers solutions for new emission regulations in inland shipping
    - 24-04-2019
    Zeppelin offers solutions for new emission regulations in inland shipping

    Zeppelin Power Systems will continue to offer Cat marine engines that comply with the new EU Stage V emissions standard for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM). Depending on the power range, these will contain different exhaust after-treatment...

  • GRENDEL - Release of the updated document on frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding engines in inland navigation
    - 24-04-2019
    Release of the updated document on frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding engines in inland navigation

    An updated version of the document on frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding engines in inland navigation was recently published. Based on the fruitful collaboration between CESNI (European committee for drawing up common standards in the...

  • GRENDEL - Second Consortium meetings in Budapest
    - 17-04-2019
    Second Consortium meetings in Budapest

    The second GRENDEL Project Consortium Meetings, organised back-to-back with GRENDEL’s first Public consultation and first State Aid workshop, were held on 27 March 2019 in Budapest (Hungary) with the aim to report on project progress and...

  • GRENDEL - first public consultation and first State Aid workshop held at the premises of the Danube Commission in Budapest
    - 03-04-2019
    first public consultation and first State Aid workshop held at the premises of the Danube Commission in Budapest

    The Danube Commission hosted on 26 March 2019 two major events in the framework of the GRENDEL project. Whereas the topics of the first public consultation evolved around the CESNI and the Danube Commission’s work programme related to...

  • GRENDEL - First Know-How Transfer Event on Modernisation of Danube Vessels Fleet was organised in Vienna
    - 14-03-2019
    First Know-How Transfer Event on Modernisation of Danube Vessels Fleet was organised in Vienna

    Following the EUSDR PA 1a working group “Fleet Modernisation”, the first know-how transfer event in the framework of the GRENDEL project was held on 7 and 8 March in Vienna. Modernising the Danube fleet is one of the main objectives of the...

  • GRENDEL - SAVE THE DATE: FIRST PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND FIRST WORKSHOP ON STATE AID SCHEMES TO BE HELD AT THE PREMISES OF THE DANUBE COMMISSION
    - 28-02-2019
    SAVE THE DATE: FIRST PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND FIRST WORKSHOP ON STATE AID SCHEMES TO BE HELD AT THE PREMISES OF THE DANUBE COMMISSION

    26 March 2019 is a date marked by two important events in the framework of the GRENDEL project. Both events will take place at the premises of the Danube Commission in Budapest. The working day will start with the first public consultation...

  • GRENDEL - FIRST TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FACTSHEETS
    - 27-02-2019
    FIRST TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FACTSHEETS

    In the framework of the GRENDEL project, first factsheets regarding the potential of innovative technologies in modernising inland vessels were released in cooperation with the INDanube Innovation Transfer Centre. As one of the main...

  • GRENDEL - SAVE THE DATE: Know-how transfer event on modernisation of Danube fleet
    - 25-01-2019
    SAVE THE DATE: Know-how transfer event on modernisation of Danube fleet

    SAVE THE DATE: 7-8 March 2019, in Vienna. Inland shipping is facing enormous challenges with regard to the further optimisation of energy efficiency, environmental and climate protection. Greenhouse Gas Emissions is a very hot topic on the...

  • GRENDEL - Council adopted conclusions on inland waterway transport
    - 21-12-2018
    Council adopted conclusions on inland waterway transport

    Council conclusions on “Inland waterway transport – exploiting its full potential” were adopted on 3 December 2018. The conclusions acknowledge the significant contribution that this efficient, safe and sustainable mode of transport can make...

  • GRENDEL - CESNI Meeting in Prague adopts variety of standards for the IWT sector
    - 21-12-2018
    CESNI Meeting in Prague adopts variety of standards for the IWT sector

    Prague, 8 November 2018 – The European Committee for drawing up Standards in the field of Inland Navigation (CESNI) met in Prague on Thursday 8 November 2018 in grateful response to an invitation from the Ministry of Transport of the Czech...

  • GRENDEL - Handover of the feasibility study: Perspectives for the Use of Hydrogen as Fuel in Inland Shipping
    - 09-11-2018
    Handover of the feasibility study: Perspectives for the Use of Hydrogen as Fuel in Inland Shipping

    GRENDEL project follows developments of future innovative technologies and alternative fuelling options for inland waterway vessels with the goal to share this know-how with the Danube inland vessels operators and stakeholders. On 5 November...

  • GRENDEL - Dutch PitPoint.LNG to open German LNG bunkering station by Q2 2019
    - 09-11-2018
    Dutch PitPoint.LNG to open German LNG bunkering station by Q2 2019

    GRENDEL project follows developments of alternative fuels infrastructure for bunkering of  inland vessels, looking for good practices and examples which can help the Danube case and support inland vessels’ operators in their decisions on fleet...

  • GRENDEL - GRENDEL project presented during the Advisory Board meeting of the European Inland Barging Innovation Platform
    - 09-11-2018
    GRENDEL project presented during the Advisory Board meeting of the European Inland Barging Innovation Platform

    On 10 October  2018, the annual Advisory Board Meeting of the European Inland Barging Innovation Platform (EIBIP) was organised in Vienna, Austria. Already five Centres for Innovation Transfer in the Inland Waterway Transport are cooperating...

  • GRENDEL - CO2 reduction in ocean shipping: The never ending pursuit for the most economic vessel
    - 08-10-2018
    CO2 reduction in ocean shipping: The never ending pursuit for the most economic vessel

    Alike the IWT the seagoing industry also faces a growing need for fleet greening. The conference organised by the German association “Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft” on 24 September 2018 in Hamburg offered insights into some details of this...

  • GRENDEL - Towards quality inland waterway transport – State of Play
    - 27-09-2018
    Towards quality inland waterway transport – State of Play

    The European Commission published last week a mid-term report on the EU inland waterway action programme - also known as NAIADES II - and a report on digital inland navigation (DINA). The NAIADES II progress report highlights that most of the...

  • GRENDEL - Report on Digital Inland Navigation
    - 27-09-2018
    Report on Digital Inland Navigation

    The report on Digital Inland Navigation published last week by the European Commission follows up on the ‘Digital Inland Waterway Area’ (DINA) study from October 2017. The report helps framing the discussion on the digitalisation of the inland...

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