Port of Antwerp-Bruges is securing its position as a bunkering port worldwide by actively promoting the use of alternative fuels. This is how we become a Multi Fuel Port. Currently, ships are bunkering over 6 million metric tonnes of conventional fuels annually at the port, such as low-sulphur oil or gas oil. When we see an increase in market demand for bunkering alternative fuels, such as LNG, ammonia, methanol or hydrogen, both platforms are ready for this.
We are therefore developing a clear framework for shipping companies, bunkering companies, industry and terminals that facilitates bunkering operations and investment decisions. Port of Antwerp-Bruges acts as facilitator where possible and is itself committed to improving the sustainability of its fleet using alternative fuels. The new enforcement vessels can also run fully electric or as hybrid. Plus, the Hydrotug and Methatug will sail out in 2023, the world's first-ever tugs powered by hydrogen and methanol!