For the inland water transportation industry KOTUG combines a range of modular and scalable electric pusher tugs, the E-Pusher™ Series, powered by swappable energy containers with its smart AI-driven dispatch and route planning application OptiPort. With these logistics solutions, KOTUG aims to support the worldwide energy transition and the modal shift from road transport to waterways while meeting the growing demand for electric-powered vessels.
The E-Pusher™ Series currently has three models ranging from 5,5 to 22 meters in length and a maximum depth of 0,45 to 1,35 meters resulting in a draft that is 30% less than conventional pusher tug designs.
Due to the modular approach and lean assembly method, KOTUG reduced the construction time of the E-Pusher by more than half compared to traditional vessels. The swappable energy containers range from Stage V diesel, (Bio)gas and Hydrogen to battery solutions.
For smart operations KOTUG uses OptiPort, its advanced dispatching-, route- and reporting tool. KOTUG OptiPort is an automated dispatching system based on historical and real-time information bridging port and terminal information with ship operations. The tool supports fleet owners in optimizing expected departure- and arrival times, routing and speed control, leading to reduced energy usage and just-in-time departure and arrival. The system is active since 2017 and is currently in use by vessel operators in as Australia, Japan, Belgium, Canada, the United States and the Netherlands.
Together with partner Circle Line Logistics the E-Pusher™ S-type is marketed under the name CityBarge, designed for silent and emission-free transport in cities. The vessel is currently being used in the Municipality of Leiden to transport waste via the historic canals in the city centre. Other applications of the CityBarge are the transportation of construction materials and retail products. Click here for more information on CityBarge.
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