Huge technology

The largest container gantry cranes currently at the Port of Hamburg are working at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). These giants, each weighing 2,480 tonnes, can move two 40-foot containers or four 20-foot containers with a combined weight of 110 tonnes (or 70 mid-size cars) in one go. Their jibs are almost 80 metres long and can reach across 26 rows of containers. Over 30 container gantry cranes are now in operation at CTB, 18 of these are so-called mega-ship cranes. Find more details under the graphics.

Facts and figures
Total height, jib lowered89 metres
Total height, jib raised138 metres
Weight2,480 tonnes per bridge
JibTotal length of 80 metres
Span / vessel width26 container rows side by side
Tandem operation2 x 40-foot containers or 4 x 20-foot containers
Maximum payload110 tonnes
Total length of rope3,160 metres per bridge
Lifting height49.5 metres
Height of bridge cockpit / work station of bridge operator52 metres