In the presence of Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon, duisport CEO Markus Bangen and Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, signed the comprehensive collaboration.
The stabilization of supply chains between Germany and Belgium and within Europe, as well as the stable supply of industry, depend on all three of these regions, as was previously said.
Green hydrogen carriers will play a significant part in the European energy system’s growing emphasis on renewable energy sources. Therefore, one of the primary strategic pillars of the partnership between the two ports is the development of solutions for the import, storage, and distribution of green hydrogen in various forms.
Building a global hydrogen supply chain with both partners serving as major hydrogen centers for Europe is the aim.
Duisport and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges intend to create a high-frequency rail shuttle in addition to the planned pipeline connections and turn rail into a “rolling pipeline” to accomplish this.
The fulfillment of the energy transition will largely depend on the growth of the hinterland network, the encouragement of sustainable multimodal transport linkages, and the progressive transition to environmentally friendly modes of transportation.