Public charging hub for e-trucks opens in Port of Antwerp-Bruges


Milence opened its largest European charging hub with ten CCS chargers at truck parking Ketenis in the port of Antwerp-Bruges.

Last week, Milence, the joint venture between Daimler Truck, the TRATON GROUP and Volvo Group, opened its largest charging hub to date in the port of Antwerp-Bruges.

The newly opened charging hub at truck parking Ketenis, with ten Combined Charging System (CCS) chargers, powering twenty bays with up to 400kW of power per bay, marks a milestone for Milence, being its first hub in Belgium and its largest in Europe.

A second hub at truck parking Goordijk, with five CCS chargers powering ten bays, is planned to open later this year. A swift transition to Megawatt Charging Systems (MCS) for both hubs is planned as soon as the technology is available.

The new charging hub is located on a truck parking with amenities for truck drivers to ensure a comfortable stop while charging. The parking area is fenced and secured with access control, illuminated, and equipped with camera surveillance, Wi-Fi and sanitary facilities.

The charging hub located at truck parking Ketenis together with the one to open at truck parking Goordijk contribute to the green corridor initiative between the port areas of Antwerp and Bruges, enabling the use of electric heavy-duty vehicles.

This corridor is part of a broader effort by the Port of Antwerp-Bruges to position itself as a leader in sustainable port operations globally.

With a clear commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050, the port already produces significant amounts of renewable energy locally with solar panels and wind turbines, used to power daily operations.

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