Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) intends to decarbonize its operation by using heavy duty vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell on its terminals as well as at the last mile container traffic in Hamburg.


Hydrogen Logistics Applications and Distribution

Hydrogen applications for heavy duty vehicles

Application areas of H2LOAD

The Scope of the Project includes:

  1. Operation of more than 100 fuel cell vehicles: (including e.g. Trucks, Straddle Carriers, Empty Container Handler)
  2. providing a hydrogen refueling infrastructure on various terminals
  3. Connection of the HHLA Terminals to the future Hamburg hydrogen grid

Phase 1

H2LOAD - Hydrogen Logistics Applications & Distribution


  • Operationalization of more than 100 fuel cell vehicles
  • Refueling Infrastructure operational at various HHLA terminals in Hamburg
  • Refueling infrastructure accessible for external vehicles
  • Connection to the Hamburg hydrogen grid

Phase 2

European Rollout

Rollout of the fuel cell equipment to further HHLA locations in southern and central Germany as well as to Estonia, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Austria to systematically make the knowledge gained available to other companies.

Contact persons

Karin Debacher


Executive Board Projects

Project Manager

Phone +49 40 3088-3830

Dr. Georg Böttner


Executive Board Projects

Head of Executive Board Projects / New Business Development / Hydrogen

Mobile +49 160 90595552