The automotive industry is still waiting for electromobility’s big break. At HHLA, the electrification of all logistics processes has been running at full speed for a long time – for example with the electric, emission-free and automated container transporters (AGV, right) at the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). While powering up, they are able to compensate for fluctuations in the green electricity supply using their intelligent technology.
HHLA relies on a broad range of new technologies to make its container logistics eco-friendly. This includes electrified crane systems, the smart management of processes in block storage and straddle carriers with hybrid drive systems (left) at the Container Terminals Tollerort (CTT) and Burchardkai (CTB). These vehicles use the energy from braking for their electric drives, which considerably reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
The long-distance overland transport of goods is particularly efficient by rail. The HHLA subsidiary Metrans achieves this with electric locomotives. To make this carbon-neutral logistics model work across borders, the locomotives are compatible with the energy systems of seven European countries. At the port itself, the heaviest shunting work is performed by hybrid locomotives.
More efficient processes in truck logistics are brought forth by the “Fuhre 4.0” programme, which also protects resources. HHLA’s own upcoming innovations include, for example, tractor units powered by electricity. They will be used at CTA between block storage and the rail terminal.
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