ATS and CMB.TECH launch World’s First Hydrogen Dual-Fuel Straddle Carrier

Antwerp Terminal Services and CMB.TECH launch World’s First Hydrogen Dual-Fuel Straddle Carrier

On 30th March 2023, during a brief ceremony in Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) and PSA Antwerp launched the world’s first dual-fuel hydrogen straddle carrier together with CMB.TECH, playing an important role in reducing terminal greenhouse gas emissions.


Using state-of-the-art H2 dual-fuel combustion engine technology, developed by cleantech company CMB.TECH and integrated into a straddle carrier with the support of ATS, the machine runs on a mix of hydrogen and diesel. The dual-fuel technology is able to replace 70% of diesel consumption with hydrogen on new straddle carriers, with the eventual goal of 100% hydrogen injection.


Following a 24-month design and development phase, the partners will now start the dual-fuel straddle carrier’s performance in live operations at PSAA’s Noordzee Terminal. Through this research, partners aim to improve the equipment’s design and other aspects necessary to scale up this new technology, including the supply and storage of hydrogen for an entire fleet. This next demo phase is part of the work being developed in PIONEERS.


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March 31, 2023