Clean solution for the supply chain

HHLA optimises all the steps of intelligent container logistics. This makes handling and transport eco-friendly. That is the foundation of HHLA Pure.

Container handling: AGVs as intelligent power stores

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.

Container handling: Hybrid technology for straddle carriers

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.

Container transport: Clean through Europe with METRANS

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.

Container transport: Eco-friendly connection

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.

Contact persons

Robert Groiss

Metrans Group

Metrans Railprofi Austria

General Manager

Mobile +43 67683787104

Thomas Funk



Executive Manager Sales, Coordinator CT Odessa (Ukraine)

Phone +49 40 3088-2374

Mobile +49 176 30882374

Volker Werner



Director Sales

Phone +49 40 3088-2573

Mobile +49 176 30882573