Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Port of Antwerp-Bruges is Europe's second largest port, with over 300 scheduled services to more than 800 destinations providing global connectivity. International connections and sustainable growth play an important role in maintaining their role as a world port.


Driving sustainability with CMB.TECH

In a groundbreaking collaboration, Port of Antwerp-Bruges and CMB.TECH introduced the world’s first hydrogen-powered tugboat, the Hydrotug 1. This initiative aligns with the port’s vision of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and exemplifies their dedication to environmental governance. With the Hydrotug 1, powered by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with traditional fuel, Port of Antwerp-Bruges en CMB.TECH set new standards in emission reduction and sustainable maritime transportation. This partnership signifies a shared commitment to driving progress towards a cleaner, greener future.

Hydrogen is one of the keys to an economy and society with minimum impact on the environment. As such it is one of the fuels of the future. Port of Antwerp-Bruges aims to fully develop its potential and engage on a European scale. The ecosystem represented by the port platform is an ideal test bed for this technology on a large scale. In this way we seek to be a source of inspiration and to set an example for other ports.

Jacques Vandermeiren - CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges

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