HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder is recognized worldwide as state-of-the-art. With its high degree of automation and its compact layout, HHLA’s newest terminal sets the scene for the future of container handling. The most advanced technology and innovative EDP system ensure efficient discharging and loading of large container ships, especially. The volume of standard containers has grown steeply since the terminal was taken into service in summer, 2002. 

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The port is one of Hamburg’s most popular places of interest. Take a look at it from a bird’s eye view.



Accompany HHLA crane operator Hendrik Külß as he loads steel boxes onto the ship.



The Container Terminal Altenwerder shows Geolino the fully automated transport of containers at the facility.


Container ship very close

Have a look at Google+ and see some extraordinary impressions from aboard the mega freighter Ulsan Express.


Flagship E-mobility Project

See, how battery-operated heavy goods vehicles transport containers. The aim is to charge the batteries when the grid has a surplus of renewable energy.


Additional information for truckers

Up-to-date information about traffic and detailed maps of the terminal make the trip easier for truck drivers.


As if by magic

A novel terminal layout and specially developed work processes have made container handling safer and more efficient. This is how it works.


Sustainable Optimiser

As a project manager for terminal development at the CTA, Boris Wulff aims to make the facility even more efficient – and environmentally friendly.


Pictures from Altenwerder

Form your own impression of the Container Terminal Alternwerder! Impressive photographs, cutting-edge technology and portraits of our staff`s workplaces.


The time-lapse film shows what stages a container goes through from the ship to the truck or railcar at Container Terminal Altenwerder.