HHLA’s two floating cranes can shift project cargo and break bulk weighing up to 300 tons. And this not only in the Port of Hamburg, where the floating cranes are available everywhere at a minimum of notice, but also all down the Lower Elbe to Brunsbüttel. The floating cranes go into action wherever the objects cannot be loaded by container gantry cranes or other shore-based equipment because of their size and/or weight. The individual cranes can heave loads of 100 and 200 tons, respectively, or also transport them by water.

/ 05.10.2016
Historic HHLA Cranes Return to the Elbphilharmonie
“HHLA III” floating crane brings the semi-gantry cranes, which once stood in front of the Kaispeicher A warehouse, back to the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.
/ 16.09.2016
Dr. Stefan Behn to Step Down from Executive Board March 2017
Executive Board Member Dr. Stefan Behn today informed the Supervisory Board that he will be making use of the option in his employment contract to leave the company on 31 March 2017.
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History of the floating cranes

The HHLA floating cranes, built in 1941 and 1957, are still performing heavy-duty tasks to this day.


See the Blue Port Hamburg

HHLA is supporting BLUE PORT and was at the event with a floating crane as the port was bathed in a magical blue light. Have a look for yourself!