At CTB, four additional storage blocks will be added to the yard currently operated by 15 automated, electrified storage blocks. The yard is in the process of being modified from the original van carrier yard to the new block storage system with significantly increased space efficiency. Following the installation of the new storage cranes, the required twelve engine houses have now been delivered to the CTB.
In cooperation with the manufacturer Künz, the last four engine houses were transported from the factory in Slovakia by truck to Bratislava and from there by barge via the Danube, Main, Rhine, Mittelland Canal and finally via the Elbe to Hamburg.
Ingo Witte, Managing Director of CTB, explains: “We are very pleased that the additional storage blocks will significantly increase our storage capacity from the beginning of next year and efficiently contribute to optimising the handling situation. In this way, they will support us in meeting our customers' expectations in the long term. Many thanks go to the members of the project team who ensured a smooth transport and set-up of the storage cranes.”
The four storage blocks are scheduled to be put into operation one after the other in the first quarter of 2023. The upgrade to the new storage crane system will not only significantly increase space efficiency, but also improve the productivity of the container terminal. In addition, the electrified storage cranes are a further investment in HHLA's sustainable future, as CO2 emissions are reduced through the use of electricity from renewable sources. This project has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).