Port of Antwerp records TEU increase

Port of Antwerp sees traffic surge despite Brexit and pandemic

The Port of Antwerp’s TEU throughput grew by 4.3% year-on-year (YoY) despite the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other geo-political issues, such as Brexit. In a statement, the Port said Brexit had caused “major challenges” due to more controls, longer transit times and higher costs, which led to a decrease in trade with […]

Port of Antwerp converts tug boat to methanol

Port of Antwerp to convert tug boat to methanol propulsion

Port of Antwerp has announced it is converting a tug boat to methanol propulsion as part of the EU-funded Fastwater project which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable marine fuel. The European Commission approved the project this week, a decision that will help the Port of Antwerp take another important step […]

PSA Antwerp sees potential in Green Straddle Carrier programme

Operatives at PSA Antwerp will conduct studies into dual fuel (hydrogen/diesel) straddle carriers as the terminal operator continues to seek to drive down emissions. The terminal operator told PTI that a hydrogen-diesel dual fuel engine is an “excellent transition technology” for diesel-based straddle carriers, which can be retrofitted with the cells. PSA Antwerp recently conducted a […]

PSA Antwerp mulls autonomous tanking amongst solutions to hydrogen challenges

Operatives at PSA Antwerp will consider autonomous tanking amongst its solutions to overcome challenges in hydrogen cargo operations at its terminal. The terminal operator has recently conducted a study at its Europa Terminal for a Terberg hydrogen-powered tractor and mobile filling stations to assess the viability of the zero-emission fuel. Zero-emission hydrogen as a fuel […]

Port of Antwerp signs MoU to build intermodal terminal

Port of Antwerp signs agreement to build intermodal terminal

The Port of Antwerp has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Statutory City Ostrava, the Railway Administration (SZDC) and Concens Investments to build a new intermodal terminal to increase trade across Europe and move cargo traffic from road to rail. In a statement, the Port said the Mosnov Multimodal Transport Terminal will connect […]