duisport and Port of Antwerp-Bruges have signed a long-term partnership, with the main objective of the partnership being to expand cooperation in the areas of the energy transition, rail and hinterland connections, and port infrastructure. The areas set out for expansion, are all of outstanding importance for the reliable supply of industry and the stabilisation of German-Belgium supply chains and within Europe.
The European Energy system will focus on sustainable energy sources, with green hydrogen carriers playing an essential role. The overall goal is to build an international supply chain for hydrogen in which both partners become central hydrogen hubs for Europe. To achieve this, duisport and Port of Antwerp-Bruges wish to establish a high-frequency rail shuttle in addition to planned pipeline connections and establish rail as a ‘rolling pipeline’.
As both ports aim for climate neutrality by 2050, the development of environmentally friendly port handling equipment is also part of the agreement.
For duisport, this is a step in the right direction for the expansion of its future network.