Port of Antwerp-Zeebrugge to collaborate with port of Duisburg, focus on green hydrogen
The port of Antwerp-Zeebrugge and the port of Duisburg in Germany are going to cooperate. The focus is on the supply of green hydrogen. A memorandum of understanding was signed on Wednesday.
The fusion port of Antwerp and Zeebrugge - officially Port of Antwerp-Bruges - and the port of Duisburg are already strategic partners. The port of Duisburg, in the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, is the largest inland port in the world. There is a lot of traffic from Antwerp and Zeebrugge to Duisburg in the Ruhr area, which is connected to China by rail, among other things.
The memorandum that was signed on Wednesday is intended to consolidate this cooperation. The focus is on (green) hydrogen. The port of Antwerp-Zeebrugge presents itself as the energy hub of Europe, while in the Ruhr area there is a great deal of demand for green hydrogen, according to Antwerp port alderman Annick De Ridder. It is also the intention to put even more effort into rail connections between Flanders and the Ruhr area.
The cooperation agreement was signed in the presence of Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon. He is heading an economic mission that is visiting North Rhine-Westphalia.
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