Highlighting the benefits of their collaboration in launching the world’s first zero-emission electric pusher tug and barge, join Cargill and Kotug at Coastlink 2024 to gain technical insight into this leading project.


Marijn Moesbergen, Cocoa Sourcing Lead – Cargill and Almar van Herk, Senior Business Development Manager - Kotug will deliver the joint keynote address during session 2 of the conference, ‘Advancing Supply Chain Resilience & Embracing The Benefits Of Modal Shift’ on Wednesday 24 April.

Marijn and Almar will discuss their key partnership which resulted in the deployment of Kotug’s zero emission E-Pusher™ and E-Barges, the world’s first fully electric pusher boat and barges. The partnership was formed to enable Cargill to transport cocoa beans from the Port of Amsterdam, the largest cocoa import port in the world, to the company’s cocoa factory in Zaandam, the Netherlands.

The fully electric pusher boats and barges are expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 190.000 kg per year, the equivalent of 15.000 single trips of the same distance by truck. The vessels run on green energy from the wind farm that Cargill and Vattenfall operate in partnership with Windpark Hanze, ensuring a zero-emission end-to-end journey.

Secure your delegate place today to hear from Marijn and Almar on their leading partnership and gain technical insight on the future of zero emission projects.

Ready to join the debate? For further information on how to secure your delegate place, or how to participate at the 2024 event visit the Coastlink website or contact the Coastlink event team at +44 1329 825335.