Port of Hamburg visited by Norwegian Crown Prince

Port of Hamburg visited by Norwegian Crown Prince

The Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has visited the Port of Hamburg and attended a tour of the port that focussed on sustainable logistics.

During the tour in the Port of Hamburg, Georg Böttner, Head of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) Hydrogen Projects, explained the development of containerised hydrogen imports and the use of clean growth technologies in the port to Crown Prince Haakon.

These include the Clean Port & Logistics Cluster, in which HHLA is working with many partners to test hydrogen-powered heavy-duty equipment in port logistics in order to drive forward the decarbonisation of handling and transport processes.

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“At our container terminals, we are already consistently focusing on electrifying our equipment and facilities in order to achieve climate-neutral production across the Group by 2040,” explained Böttner during the tour.

“For example, our highly automated Container Terminal Altenwerder here in Hamburg was once again certified as climate-neutral this year.

“In order to drive forward the decarbonisation of equipment that could not previously be electrified, we are also working with more than 50 companies from around the world in the Clean Port & Logistics Cluster on hydrogen-powered solutions,” Böttner added.

HHLA’s hydrogen activities contribute to HHLA’s sustainability goal of halving CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2018 and becoming completely climate-neutral by 2040.

Early last month, COSCO SHIPPING Taurus was announced as the first vessel to use shore power during a successful ship integration test at the HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort.

More recently, HHLA and the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML) presented the IHATEC project “Pin-Handling-mR” at a conference of the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) in Karlsruhe.

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