In representing Dutch shipowners, the KVNR wants to stimulate innovation in the shipping industry. Innovation means that timely measures can be taken in response to upcoming regulations concerning exhaust emissions, ballast water treatment, and ship-to-shore connections and so on.
In order to achieve this goal, the KVNR also strives for improved cooperation within the entire maritime cluster, believing that knowledge sharing is a crucial and indispensable approach to bringing about innovations.
Innovation strengthens economic growth and the competitive position of the shipping industry. In fact, shipping and innovation are also inherently linked, and Dutch shipowners are only too happy to lead the way with their involvement in numerous innovative projects. These relate to nautical, (environmental) technical and digital innovations that result in the construction of more advanced ships.
Better tools are also being developed for navigation and technical purposes. With experimental hull forms and propulsion systems, for example, a lot is being done to make ships as sustainable as possible, in addition to making crews as comfortable as possible. This means that the shipping industry can always perform at its highest level. In this way, shipowners stay competitive as business owners, while limiting their impact on the environment and guaranteeing their employees a positive and safe workplace.