July 15, 2016

Germany expands largest container terminal

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HAMBURG Ports and Logistics (HHLA) has completed a project to expand Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in Hamburg, increasing capacity from 140,000 to 930,000 TEU per year.

The project was completed two months ahead of schedule and operations will resume on August 1, just four months after works began.

HHLA has increased the number of tracks at CTA from seven to nine and the gap between the tracks has been reduced because it is no longer necessary for staff to drive between containers to check container data.

Instead, equipment has been installed that automatically check the data of containers, increasing efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.

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