- Milence, fuelled by Daimler Truck, Volvo Group, and Traton, brings two heavy-duty truck charging hubs to the Port of Antwerp-Bruges.
- 15 high-powered 400kW CCS chargers at Goordijk and Ketenis truck parks in May 2024; Port eyes MCS tech expansion.
- Hubs redefine charging with a fusion of safety, comfort, and sustainable energy from solar and wind.
Milence alliance set to power up key European ports with state-of-the-art truck charging havens
Milence has joined forces with Daimler Truck, Volvo Group, and Traton to clinch a deal with the Port of Antwerp-Bruges. The deal centres around the construction of two cutting-edge heavy-duty charging hubs.
The action plan kicks off with the construction of charging stations at the Goordijk and Ketenis truck parks. These are set to launch in May 2024. These hubs will feature 15 cutting-edge CCS chargers, boasting an impressive capacity of up to 400kW each. The Port is already eyeing future growth, with plans to grow the charging network. This is underscored by Milence’s commitment to transition towards Megawatt Charging System (MCS) technology down the line.
Milence has partnered with Hitachi Energy to spearhead the development of a groundbreaking MCS charging system. This technology provides a robust charging capacity of 1,000A, enabling rapid charging for heavy-duty trucks within a remarkably swift timeframe of 30 to 40 minutes.
The Port of Antwerp-Bruges champions Milence’s network for creating green corridors in road transport, connecting key logistics hubs. As a major European seaport, it positions itself at the forefront of promoting sustainability in the maritime industry through strategic collaborations like Milence.
Milence’s truck charging hubs aren’t just about power; they’re a haven for drivers. Lit, fenced, wired with surveillance, Wi-Fi, and cool rest stops. What’s more, each hub uses local solar and wind energy.
As outlined by Milence’s CEO, Anja van Niersen, this agreement signifies the dawn of a new era in sustainable transport, firmly advocating for electrification as the solution for heavy-duty road transport. This partnership reflects a collective vision for a future where eco-consciousness seamlessly integrates with efficient transportation infrastructure, reshaping the landscape of road transport.