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.

/ 17.03.2014
Largest Ship Propeller Transshipped
Floating crane 'HHLA IV' transshipped the world's largest container ship propeller
/ 14.03.2014
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From the port to the hinterland

Who are the people that control and shift the flow of containers? Set to music composed of original sounds!


History of the floating cranes

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