CMB hydrogen-powered ferry wins 2nd sustainability award


Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) shipping group’s Hydroville hydrogen (H2)-powered passenger ferry has received a second Port of Antwerp sustainability award.

With this award, the Port of Antwerp, the Left Bank Development Corporation and Alfaport Voka (Chamber of Commerce) encourage companies in the port to develop sustainable projects.

Along with the points awarded by the jury, the final winner was chosen on the basis of online voting by members of the general public. The Antwerp-based shipping group was given the award for its Hydroville shuttle, the first certified passenger shuttle that uses H2 to power a diesel engine. It will be used to provide sustainable commuter transport within the Antwerp port area. This promising initiative puts CMB in a pioneering position internationally. According to the jury, H2 offers the advantages needed to become the main energy source of the future.

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