Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)’s Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) has received certification as a climate-neutral company from TÜV NORD.
During the certification period, CO2 emissions were reduced even further at the world’s first ever climate-neutral terminal.
Jan Hendrik Pietsch, Head of Sustainability at HHLA: “Our recertification proves CTA’s status as a pioneer in the industry. With its 2022 audit, CTA received climate-neutral certification for the fifth year in a row. In the past year, CO2 emissions have been reduced significantly to approximately 7,800 tonnes – so by 34 per cent.”
The reductions were made possible in part by the continued use of electric automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
CTA’s complete fleet of AGVs will be converted from diesel to fast-charging lithium-ion batteries by the end of 2023.
Green electricity also powers the 14 container gantry cranes for seaborne handling, the 52 totally electric portal cranes in the container storage blocks, and the four rail gantry cranes.
CO2 emissions that cannot yet be prevented are compensated for with high-quality certifications. HHLA uses these certificates to assist climate-friendly initiatives that meet the highest Gold Standard of Voluntary Emission Reduction (VER).
The goal is to minimise the amount of offsetting even more and to ensure that all HHLA Group output is climate-neutral by 2040.