Burchardkai (CTB)

HHLA Terminal Burchardkai is the largest and oldest facility for container handling in the Port of Hamburg. The first steel boxes were unloaded here in 1968 and today the terminal handles one in three of all containers in the Port of Hamburg. 30 container gantry cranes work on thousands of ships that tie up annually; many hundreds of rail cars are loaded and discharged every day. With the programme of expansion and modernization now in progress, terminal capacity will be extended step by step.

/ 30.09.2015
New Storage Blocks for more Capacity
Four new storage blocks will further boost the efficiency and capacity of the terminal Burchardkai.
/ 09.09.2015
Waltershof Better Protected from Flooding
The flood defence systems in place at the polder Burchardkai were checked, reinforced or renovated in good time. The storm surge season begins on 15 September.
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The NTC team has their eye on large vessels, so that they traverse the river Elbe at the right time.



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


Additional information for truckers

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


Stuffing and Service

250 containers per day are stuffed and stripped at the Burchardkai container stuffing and service center, approx. 450,000 tons per year.