GREENING THE INDUSTRY
The success of greening starts from within. That's why we've set goals for ourselves that we want to achieve by 2030. Our goals are divided into three categories:
Air, Earth and Water ↴
- Air: - 35% CO₂, - 50% particulate matter & -50% nitrogen
- Earth: - 50% residual waste
- Water: - 30% consumption of drinking water
These figures are compared to base year 2016.
We dream of a planet that future generations can still enjoy. That's why we're always looking for new and innovative ways to reduce our ecological footprint. For example, we collect rainwater, use green energy only and use electric quay cranes.
Discover our green initiatives ↴
We collect rainwater at the terminals, in collection tanks totalling 345,000 litres. We use it for our sanitary facilities and cleaning our machines. This reduces our consumption of drinking water by 3 million litres per year!
No Plastic - Bags
You won't find any plastic bags in the trash bins under our desks. This amounts to a reduction of 110,000 plastic bags per year.
100% green energy
All the electrical energy we use comes from wind turbines off the Belgian coast.
Electric quay cars
For transport on the quays we use electric cars more and more. There are now 24 in total, but eventually we want to replace all the quay cars with electric ones.
To make employees aware of the 'green' importance, we organise green campaigns throughout the year, such as the 'Terminal clean-up days' and the fortnightly 'Go Green Fortnight'.
We want to replace the lighting on the terminals systematically (where possible), with energy-efficient lighting, which also has an automated control system to save even more energy.
We encourage our employees to think in an environmentally friendly way every day, e.g. by sorting waste and minimising the use of paper.
Our latest quay cranes use energy recovering technology. When releasing and braking, energy is emitted, which is collected by the generator. In this way, the crane uses 60% less energy.
Charging stations bikes
In the course of 2019, 50 charging stations for electric bikes will be installed on MPET. Other terminals will also follow.
All our new forklifts (up to 3.5 tons) in the warehouse are electric.
100% Recycled - toilet paper
At the terminals, we only want to use toilet paper that is completely recycled.
100% Recycled - hand paper
In the garages we use 1152km of hand paper for cleaning every year. This hand paper is systematically being replaced by completely recycled hand paper.
Sanitary water purification
We purify the waste water that comes from toilets etc. ourselves, in our underground water purification system.
11 January 2024 – On January 11, 2024, Voka organized an event with hydrogen as the central theme at our Noordzee Terminal. The 'Learning Network Energy Transition' offered an in-depth exploration of the possibilities of hydrogen, with our Noordzee Terminal featuring the dual fuel straddle carrier as tangible evidence of the promising future of this sustainable energy carrier.
7 December 2023 - On Saturday, December 2, PSA, MPET, and ATS once again rolled up their sleeves for nature. On that day, we organized our annual tree planting event, where our employees and their family members, together with Natuurpunt, planted a total of 2,000 trees. This initiative is part of our commitment to create one hectare of forest each year over a four-year period in the Schopbos in Putte, near Mechelen.
23 November 2023 - PSA Belgium and Daimler Truck BeLux deliver a Belgian first. For the first time, the electrically powered Mercedes-Benz eActros300 truck will transport containers on public roads. "Transporting containers between our terminals is a daily reality," points out Cameron Thorpe, CEO of PSA Belgium. "At PSA Belgium, we’re serious about reducing all of our carbon emissions and the greening of this transport is an important factor.
22 september 2023 - As part of their ongoing environmental commitment, PSA Antwerp, MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET), and Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) are actively participating in the Port Cleanup initiative at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges. The clean-up campaigns are part of Go Green Week, an annual initiative of PSA Group. From September 18th to September 26th, multiple teams of dedicated employees will be on a mission to clear litter from no fewer than five locations, including Park Spoor Noord, the Galgeschoor nature reserve, and the verge of Sint-Antoniusweg.
11 May 2023 | MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET), officially launched a new fully electric straddle carrier (e-straddle carrier) at its terminal in the Port of Antwerp today, as part of the joint Green Straddle Carrier Program initiated by Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS), MPET and PSA Antwerp (PSAA).
30 March 2023 | Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS), a joint venture between MSC PSA Europe Terminal (MPET) and PSA Antwerp (PSAA), today officially launched the world’s first H2 dual fuel straddle carrier in the Port of Antwerp during a brief ceremony. 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. It can therefore play an important role in reducing terminal greenhouse gas emissions.
25 November 2019 - The largest terminal operators in the port of Antwerp are joining forces for the environment again. On Sunday, November 24th, the kick off was given for a joint tree planting, during which 1,250m² of new urban forest was planted at ‘Edegemse Beekvallei’. The trees were planted in collaboration with ‘Natuurpunt’, but also the employees of PSA, MPET and DP World were given the opportunity to lend a helping hand, together with their families.
22 March 2018 | Each year, under the banner of "GO GREEN", PSA ports around the world engage in a diverse range of activities aimed at raising environmental awareness and taking action to conserve, recycle and reduce. This year, we raised 4,650€ for SeaLife. With these funds, a baby seal named 'Margot' was rescued, nurtured and released again into the North Sea. Go Margot!
18 March 2018 | When the pouring rain, hail or snow is spoiling everyone’s day, our Environment Manager Ronny Deroef is delighted. We recently invested in a large-scale installation that collects this heavenly gift. With the free rainwater, the sky high machinery receives an environmentally friendly wash, which saves 3 million liters of drinking water.