Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon visits the Port of Hamburg

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited Hamburg on November 7 and 8. After a reception in the town hall, which was also attended by Angela Titzrath, CEO of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), a tour in the Port of Hamburg took place the following day. The focus: sustainable logistics.


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During the tour in the Port of Hamburg, Georg Böttner, Head of HHLA Hydrogen Projects, explained the development of containerized hydrogen imports and the use of clean growth technologies in the port to Crown Prince Haakon. These include the Clean Port & Logistics Cluster, in which HHLA is working with many partners to test hydrogen-powered heavy-duty equipment in port logistics in order to drive forward the decarbonization of handling and transport processes.

"At our container terminals, we are already consistently focusing on electrifying our equipment and facilities in order to achieve climate-neutral production across the Group by 2040. For example, our highly automated Container Terminal Altenwerder here in Hamburg was once again certified as climate-neutral this year. In order to drive forward the decarbonization of equipment that could not previously be electrified, we are also working with more than 50 companies from around the world in the Clean Port & Logistics Cluster on hydrogen-powered solutions," explained Georg Böttner during the tour.

HHLA's hydrogen activities contribute to HHLA's sustainability goal of halving CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2018 and becoming completely climate-neutral by 2040.

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