Port of Antwerp-Bruges unveils new charging hub

Port of Antwerp-Bruges unveils new charging hub

Milence – a joint venture between Daimler Truck, TRATON GROUP, and Volvo Group – has opened its largest charging station to date in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges.

The port’s central position, wide connections, and great infrastructure reportedly make it an important hub in the international transportation network.

The charging hub at truck parking Ketenis, as well as the one that will open at truck parking Goordijk, contribute to the green corridor effort between Antwerp and Bruges, allowing for the use of electric heavy-duty trucks.

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Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, said: “The need for charging infrastructure is a key element in the electrification of road transport. Completely in line with our leading role in the transition to renewable energy, we decided to act and, together with Milence, provide charging hubs in the Antwerp port area. We hope to be a source of inspiration for other ports and logistics areas.” 

Anja van Niersen, Milence CEO, stated: “With this strategic addition to the network, Milence’s future roadmap is taking shape. Situated on the Rhine-Alpine corridor, one of the busiest freight routes in Europe, this will bring the charging infrastructure where it is most needed to enable the sustainable transport of goods across the continent.”

Recently, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges announced the closure of one of its docks following an oil spill that happened during a ship’s bunkering.

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