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HHLA Hamburg orders three new ZPMC gantry cranes

HHLA Hamburg orders three new ZPMC gantry cranes
HHLA has ordered three new container gantry cranes for the Container Terminal Burchardkai.

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has ordered three new gantry cranes for the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) from Chinese manufacturer ZPMC.

The new cranes will handle ships with a capacity of 20,000 teu and will have a waterside outreach of 74 m, to handle 24-wide deck stows. The investment comes as CTB is expanding its capacities for the latest generation of mega-ships.

Stefan Behn, member of the executive board of HHLA, said: “The new cranes provide us with additional capacity and flexibility. The purchase of the cranes is part of our long-term programme to adapt to ship sizes and to increase productivity. At the same time, we ensure with numerous measures a more efficient coordination of traffic – both at the quayside and at the hinterland.”

The new cranes will be positioned at berth 5/6 and are designed for container ships with 24 transverse container rows.

The cranes have 74 m jibs and are equipped to handle 20,000 teu vessels. They can also operate in tandem mode. Each weighs 2,400 tonnes and can handle a maximum payload of 110 tonnes.