8 May 2024 - Yesterday, PSA University handed out the 'PSAU Award 2024' to Esther Henderickx (25) from the University of Antwerp. Esther impressed the jury with her master's thesis titled 'What is the legal and economic impact of hydrogen as fuel on the shipping sector from a shipowner's perspective?'

Esther Henderickx expressed her surprise, saying, "I am naturally pleasantly surprised. Sustainability remains an urgent issue that we must continue to address. I am glad to have contributed to this with my master's thesis."

8 May 2024 - Yesterday, the Flemish radio station MNM broadcasted live from the MPET terminal with their morning show 'Brahim zkt. colleagues' (Brahim searches for colleagues). By participating in this unique programme, MPET, PSA Antwerp and ATS aim to promote employment opportunities.

Johan Van Daele, CEO at MPET shares his enthusiasm: "Our main goal is to highlight our companies to a wide audience. We want to draw attention to the various career opportunities."

1 April 2024 - On Monday 1 April, the world’s first large methanol-powered deep-sea vessel ‘Ane Maersk’ called the Antwerp port at the MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET). ​The vessel completed its first bunker operation in European waters, bunkering 4.300 tons of green methanol and 1.375 tons of biodiesel (B100) during the port stay. The successful and efficient bunkering is a new milestone in Port of Antwerp-Bruges’ ambition to become a multifuel port.

Efficient bunkering

19 March 2024 - On Sunday, March 17, 2024, MPET had the privilege of welcoming one of the world's largest container ships, the MSC China. This arrival set a new record for MPET: a call size (number of handled containers) of a staggering 26,201 TEU. "If we were to line up all the handled containers end to end, we would reach from the MPET terminal to Dunkirk," says MPET CEO Johan Van Daele.

The MSC China, which made its maiden voyage on October 19, 2023, has a total length of 399.99 meters and a deck spanning an area equivalent to four standard football fields.

5 February 2024 - Our family comprises 3,900 employees. Each of them is a skilled expert, working tirelessly every day to ensure the smooth transportation of thousands of containers or general cargo to their final destinations. Yet, there are also many employees who actively contribute to those in need in their personal lives. As a company, we don't want to overlook this aspect.

1 February 2024 - On Monday, January 29, Johan Van Daele (CEO of MPET) handed over a check of 3,200 euros to the non-profit organization Kinderkankerfonds in Ghent. The same amount was donated to the Me To You Foundation at the end of last year. Both contributions originated from the proceeds of the sale of old iron collected at the MPET terminal in 2022.

25 January 2024 –  At PSA | MPET | ATS, safety is paramount. Always. That's why we organize a Safety Week every year, highlighting the importance of a safe and healthy work environment.

The HSSE team of PSA | MPET | ATS embarked on an inspiring 'road trip' from January 16 to 24, visiting all our locations: Noordzee Terminal, Europa Terminal, MPET, PSA Breakbulk, PSA Zeebrugge, and the headquarters in Antwerp. Under the motto "Valuing Lives," safety took center stage during this week, with a focus on continually improving safety policies.

15 December 2023 - On Thursday, December 14, our container terminals once again participated in Truck Driver Day, an initiative by Febetra, TLV, and UPTR. At PSA | MPET | ATS, it was the third consecutive time we joined this globally celebrated event.

Truck drivers contribute to the economy by ensuring goods arrive at their destinations on time. It's a demanding job with long hours on the road and considerable time away from home, and we at PSA | MPET | ATS understand this well.

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.