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Martin Einsiedler is origin a mechanical engineer with a Master in business and engineering and a further education in marine engineering. Since 2011, he is the head Naval Architecture and Engineering of Shiptec AG based in Lucerne (CH). The only yard for commercial ships and the biggest engineering office for marine engineering in Switzerland. Since 2012, Shiptec is developing and implementing different hybrid energy and propulsion systems for inland waterway vessels especially under timetable operation as well modular waterborne public transport system concepts. All these implemented concepts are based on large knowledge in drive technology and the possibility to use a large in-house laboratory of 15 existing vessels.


  • June 12: Beyond bus and rail: the potential of cable cars and ferries in public transport

    Shuttle ferry concept for a tailored sustainable, waterborne public transport

    Worldwide, with growing density of population, the individual need for urban transportation is increasing, while the space available and possibilities for establishing new or more compacted land-based transport systems is continuously decreasing. One possibility to escape this dilemma is the optimal use of existing waterways as last free corridors for alternative public transport systems. Not only in cities like Venice but also in all areas near natural waterways. The idea of a new, tailor-made shuttle ferry concept can set down the decision threshold to implement a sustainable and performant public transport system. Always with a focus on low initial and optimized operation cost, high performance and reliability as well a short lead-time. Thanks to the concept, which allows adapting the vessel to individual operation profiles, it is possible to create a real zero emission operation.