Increasing effects of climate change, such as changing water levels and more extreme floods or droughts, are already confronting waterway dependent production firms. To reduce the inland waterway sector's impact on climate change, Damen Shipyards Group has developed the Ecoliner. The Ecoliner reduces operational costs by up to 25 percent as an effect of an efficient gas-electrical propulsion system. Due to ACES (an air-lubrication system), the resistance of the vessel is reduced by 15 percent. This design combination of proven engineering with sustainable innovations will make The Ecoliner the greenest inland vessel in Europe.