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.

/ 19.10.2016
Exemplary system for occupational safety
SCB is recognised for the exemplary occupational safety system in place at its facilities for the second time in succession.
/ 26.09.2016
Pre-Announcement Becomes Obligatory on 30 November 2016!
From 30 November 2016, truck visits that haven’t been pre-announced will no longer be processed. Visit our informational event!
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Concise history of Burchardkai (CTB)

Follow the steps in the development of one of Europe's largest Container Terminals.


Three New Gantry Cranes for Burchardkai

A special ship has delivered three new cranes to Hamburg. See how the huge equipment is lifted onto the quay.


A Glimpse into the Engine House

Take a closer look at the construction of a tandem container gantry crane: Who steers it? What can it lift? And how do its jibs move?


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.