Port of Antwerp plans shift to methanol

The major European port in Antwerp, Belgium, will retrofit three of its own ships to sail on methanol, technical manager tells media.

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Belgian Port of Antwerp, a key hub in Europe, is in the process of converting its own vessels to greener alternatives than traditional marine fuel.

In an interview with Riviera Maritime, technical manager Celine Audenaerdt explains that the Port of Antwerp plans to invest in alternatives to both heavy fuel oil and marine gas oil. This transition includes a bet on methanol to be achieved by retrofitting three of the port's own vessels consisting of a tug boat, pilot ship and coast guard vessel, the media writes.

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