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HHLA container terminal recertified as climate-neutral

HHLA container terminal recertified as climate-neutral

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) has continued to significantly reduce its climate-damaging carbon emissions.

TÜV Nord, which certified the climate neutrality of the state-of-the-art facility in 2019 for the first time, has now reconfirmed its rating.

The CTA therefore remains the only certified climate-neutral container terminal in the world, according to a HHLA statement.

However, the development is by no means complete. HHLA intends to be entirely climate-neutral by 2040. The CTA plays a key role in the attainment of this goal.

Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of HHLA’s Executive Board said, “Though climate and environmental protection have receded into the background due to the coronavirus pandemic, this does not mean the need to act has diminished. Regardless of the current challenges, HHLA remains firmly committed to its climate protection goals.”

This means halving its absolute carbon emissions by 2030 compared with 2018 and achieving climate neutrality in the Group by 2040.

HHLA Technical Paper: The World’s First Certified Climate-Neutral Container Terminal

HHLA’s goals make it a pioneer in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. In the city’s new cross-party coalition agreement, the CTA is highlighted as a standard-bearer for the governing parties’ objective of making the Port of Hamburg climate neutral by 2040.

The CTA’s renewed TÜV certification demonstrates how technical innovation, automation and digitalization make climate-neutral container handling possible.

The 14 container gantry cranes for seaborne handling, the 52 completely electric gantry cranes in the container storage blocks and the four rail-mounted gantry cranes at the largest rail terminal in Europe are all powered by 100% green electricity.

Half of the approximately 100 container transporters (Automated Guided Vehicles/AGVs) at CTA already run on lithium-ion batteries. Two-thirds of the fleet will be replaced by the fast-charging battery technology by the end of this year and by 2022, all AGVs will have been switched.



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