Inland Navigation

‘Sailing green’ is high on the list of priorities of the inland waterway transportation sector. Not just to meet European directives, (future) national legislation and local environmental measures, but also because key market parties and bodies expect it, port companies encourage it, and public opinion demands it!


Currently, all eyes are mainly focussed on the update of the EU directive for Non-road Mobile Machinery (NRMM). When what is commonly referred to as the "Stage V" emission standards come into force, even stricter requirements will apply to inland navigation as regards diesel particle matter and nitrogen-oxide emissions.

As an ship owner or shipyard, Xeamos can help you meet all the requirements related to emission reduction, even when you are still sailing with old engines. We understand that the space in the engine room of an inland navigation vessel is often limited and so we specialise in delivering customised solutions, both with regard to the required performance and the available dimensions.


Xeamos is an engineering firm and all our systems are developed and tested in-house. We also offer expertise in areas such as sound attenuation and soot filter and SCR technology, combining everything within a single system. Models that have not been used before are meticulously checked by our engineers using dedicated software to ensure they function optimally. If required, we can calculate the pressure drop of the entire exhaust system, and make thermal and/or power calculations. We are fully up to speed with the latest regulations related to emissions, safety and more, and can provide you with a system that offers a guaranteed performance and lifespan. 

Sailing green’ is high on the list of priorities of the sector

Installation and check

We believe that it is important that our systems are integrated correctly. We therefore always ensure that the shipyard or yard has all the documentation required in advance. We will also check the installation work on site.

Furthermore, during commissioning, we will perform different tests using professional measuring equipment. As a result, you will be able to prove that you meet all emission standards - not only on paper but also in practice.

Our USP's

• Standard and customised solutions for emission reduction
• Precisely calculated and then tested in practice
• Robust construction and long service life
• Lower maintenance costs and a lower TCO


The Xeamos systems have a reputation in the market for their sound and robust design and long service life.

As a shipping entrepreneur, this means that you benefit from low maintenance costs and a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), as well as benefiting from the design choices we have made.