CMB celebrates 125th anniversary

A pioneer in the field of hydrogen power for shipping, Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) today celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Founded in 1895 as a shipping line linking Belgium and the Congo, today CMB is a privately-owned company based in Antwerp, with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The Belgian shipping giant is currently building a hydrogen-powered tug for the Port of Antwerp, which CMB says is the world’s first.

Called Hydrotug, it will be driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel and is expected to be operational within two years.

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