A Dutch, privately owned shipping company with almost 40 years experience in sea-river shipping. With a vessel specially built for the steel and aluminiumtrade between the United Kingdom and the European mainland we are dedicated to meet any specific demands of freight and shipping companies. This is endorsed by a long term charter for Duisburg based Rhenus Maritime Services.

Designed and fully built at Dutch Shipyard De Kaap in 2012 as a one-off vessel, the Tharsis is unique in its kind. With her innovative diesel-electric propulsion she sets the environmental benchmark and reduces the carbon footprint while with a ballast airdraft of 6 metres and a minimal sailing draft of 1.65 metres she can go where no other seagoing ships can go.



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Design and Environment

The Tharsis holds a Bureau Veritas Cleanship Class Notation and is the first sea-rivership equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion. The achieved fuel savings combined with the use of low-sulphur fuel gives the ship a high rank in the Environmental Ship Index.

Ships Particulars

Designed with a specific view on sea-river shipping, and with her ideal dimensions the Tharsis can reach inland destinations all over Europe. From Rhine and Rhone, to Moselle and Ruhr, as well as all coastal ports. 

Company History

The current company was founded in 1996, however her owners sea-river shipping roots date back to the 1970's. The era that a small adventurous group of private rivership owners sailed from the inland waterways to the coastal waters of Northern Germany and Denmark as far as Sweden.

What we can do for you

By using the services of our company, cargo owners and shippers can create a time advantage by skipping the traditional storage and transshipment from seaships into riverbarges and vice versa. This enables them to realize cost savings while at the same time minimizing damages to the valuable cargoes. Tharsis Sea-River Shipping maintains an exceptionally high standard of the vessel which extends all the way to handling your cargo with the utmost care.

If you are interested in our sea-river shipping services or would like information on pilotage operations on the European inland waterways, please contact our office. Our network in sea-river shipping will ensure that you will find what you are looking for.

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Meld je aan op zeebenen gezocht!

Ben jij 16 jaar of ouder en wil je graag naar zee? Meld je dan aan bij zeebenen gezocht. Je kunt dan een paar dagen tot twee weken meevaren op een zeeschip. Wil je graag mee op de Tharsis vermeld dit dan bij je aanmelding.