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NPRC wins EVO inland shipping award

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Every year, NPRC transports some 11 million t of dry bulk along Europe’s waterways.

NPRC has been elected the best-performing charterer in inland shipping by the Dutch shippers’ association EVO. The Zwijndrecht-based cooperative is the first recipient of this award.

The presentation of the awards was preceded by an extensive study by researchers of Erasmus University Rotterdam. EVO commissioned Erasmus University to poll companies regarding their views on the services of the inland shipping sector. Aspects reviewed in this context included safety, the reliability of the booking, available cargo capacity, the extent to which contracts are honoured and flexibility during the term of the contract.

Every year, NPRC transports some 11 million t of dry bulk along Europe’s waterways. Operating a fleet of over 100 inland vessels, the cooperative represents a joint cargo capacity of 200 000 t. Over the past few years, the NPRC members have invested significant funds and energy in making its fleet more sustainable.

NPRC Director Stefan Meeusen commented: “We work closely together with our clients, among other things by rolling out IT innovations that enable us to share data in real time.” He indicated he was delighted with the title that the cooperative has been awarded by its clients. “After putting in years of work, it’s wonderful that our efforts are appreciated by our clients. We feel sincerely rewarded.”

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