HHLA terminal receives climate-neutral certification


Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)’s Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) has once more received the certification as a climate-neutral company from TÜV NORD.

In 2019, CTA was the first container handling facility in the world to receive climate-neutral certification.

“CTA’s renewed certification once again demonstrates the terminal’s innovative strength,” said Chairwoman of HHLA’s Executive Board, Angela Titzrath.

“While we are already celebrating CTA’s 20th anniversary this year, we are very proud that the terminal has been considered a pioneer for innovation and sustainability in the sector since 2002 and is continuously being developed further.

“Our technological excellence as well as process efficiency make climate-neutral container handling possible, and we are thus moving closer to our goal of becoming climate-neutral throughout the Group by 2040.”

According to HHLA, CO2 emissions at CTA decreased significantly by 26.3 per cent to approximately 11,000 tonnes during the certified period from January to December 2021.

The company attributed the result to a considerable reduction in diesel consumption owing to the conversion to all-electric automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Nearly 90 per cent of the AGVs in operation at CTA run on green electricity instead of diesel.

Most recently, HHLA created a cluster to test hydrogen-powered equipment in port logistics and support the decarbonisation of handing and transport processes.

The Clean Port & Logistics (CPL) cluster brings together equipment manufacturers and logistics companies to cooperate nationwide and conduct research and practical tests into how hydrogen can be used in a reliable way to supply power to port technology and port logistics.

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