Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) is a joint venture between MSC PSA Europe Terminal (MPET) and PSA Antwerp (PSAA). In 2015, PSA Antwerp and MPET jointly set up ATS, to bring different operations together under one roof. ATS supports both companies with: technical services, HSSE and Barge Planning.


Hydrogen dual fuel straddle carrier

CMB.TECH, together with ATS, launched world’s first hydrogen dual fuel straddle carrier at the Port of Antwerp. The hydrogen dual fuel straddle carrier, designed with state-of-the-art hydrogen dual fuel combustion engines, is not just a remarkable achievement, but also a reflection of the shared commitment between CMB.TECH and ATS to advancing sustainability in port operations.

CMB.TECH is committed to support ATS in achieving their goal towards a future where carbon emissions are reduced by 50% by 2030, with a clear vision of achieving net-zero emissions for all terminals by 2050. Our hydrogen dual fuel straddle carrier is a significant achievement within this trajectory, demonstrating our joint dedication to a sustainable future.

Straddle carriers are crucial in maintaining highly productive operations at our terminals, but at the same time they are responsible for approximately 90 percent of our direct emissions in Belgium. While at Europe Terminal, we are gradually moving towards automated stacking cranes in the yard, we realize that straddle carriers will remain a key element in our equipment fleet for years to come. That is why we are now investing in a program that examines various technological options and partners to make these vehicles more sustainable.

Francis De Ruytter - Regional Head of Sustainability for PSA Europe, Mediterranean and the Americas

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MARCH 30, 2023 in Industry
Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) and CMB.TECH launch World’s First Hydrogen Dual Fuel Straddle Carrier

Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS), a joint venture between MSC PSA Europe Terminal (MPET) and PSA Antwerp (PSAA), today officially launched the world’s first H2 dual fuel straddle carrier in the Port of Antwerp during a brief ceremony. Using state-of-the-art H2 dual fuel combustion engine technology, developed by cleantech company CMB.TECH and integrated into a straddle carrier with the support of ATS, the machine runs on a mix of hydrogen and diesel. It can therefore play an important role in reducing terminal greenhouse gas emissions.