Track 3 / Room: Mezzo
15.00 - 15.30

The electric port of the future: how the benefits will stack up


Robert Barendregt - EATON

About Robert Barendregt

Robert Barendregt has worked in the maritime industry for more than 30 years. In his current role at Eaton, he focuses on what electrification means for port operators, ship owners, and the many other companies that do business in this busy industrial sector. Robert keeps a close watch on the maritime industry’s progress in reducing carbon emissions, particularly in Europe, and especially in Amsterdam and Rotterdam which are close to his base in the Netherlands.

He is well versed in Europe’s Net Zero goals, particularly the EU’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive which will, amongst other things, require core EU ports to ramp up onshore electrical power supply by 2030.


Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power - today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society.

Founded in 1911, Eaton is marking its 100th anniversary of being listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Eaton reported revenues of $20.8 billion in 2022 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

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