HAMBURG's HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) remains the only certified climate-neutral container terminal in the world
International provider of security, inspection and certification services TUV re-confirmed the climate neutrality of the terminal where the carbon footprint has been reduced by a further 6.4 per cent.
However, the development is by no means complete. Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) intends to be climate-neutral by 2040 and CTA plays a key role in the attainment of this goal.
Angela Titzrath, chairwoman of HHLA's executive board: "Regardless of the current challenges, HHLA remains 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, she said.
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 per cent 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.
Said Ms Titzrath: "Since its opening in 2002, the CTA has undergone continuous development. Today, it also serves HHLA as a research and testing laboratory for new, highly promising technologies. Solutions that have proven themselves here are frequently used later at terminal facilities around the world."