Portago aims to create lovely, livable cities by unlocking the potential of zero emission fuels to power cost effective and highly efficient last mile logistics.
Before founding Portago Dimitri Hettinga found himself was stuck behind kilometers of Amsterdam traffic. Looking from the back of the truck before him to the calm water of the adjacent canal he couldn’t help but think:
“Why’s that truck not right there on the water!”
Dimitri had a vision, but couldn’t go it alone. He teamed up with Enviu to co-founded Portago, combining his engineering expertise with our 17 years of entrepreneurial experience.
Portago’s innovative hydrogen-electric boat are equipped for standardized role containers and carry four times the load of a regular truck. This easy to implement logistic solution creates green, livable cities by:
- Freeing roads from busy logistics traffic.
- Reducing vehicular emission and noise.
- Limits infrastructure expansion by taking logistics to the water, rather than expanding the roads – preserving historic city centers.
Recently selected by Start-up in Residence Amsterdam, Portago plans to partner with the city as a launching partner and bring zero-emission last mile logistics to the cities iconic waterways.