PortLiner's founder Ton van Meegen has been in the inland shipping business since 1974. His choice of activity was not a coincidence, for the Van Meegen family has been in shipping since the 17th century. Passionate about ships, he has developed significant specialist knowledge and has broad and in-depth experience in various fields of the maritime industry: ship design & architecture, ship building contracting and supervision (river cargo vessels, river cruise ships and yachts), nautical management and inland shipping operations.
Back in early 2015, Ton recognized the irreversible trend in inland waterways towards emission reduction and greening of the fleet. He has developed solutions that provide PortLiner its competitive “zero emission” edge.