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.