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Hamburg's HHLA takes delivery of 2 gantry cranes from Shanghai's ZPMC

TWO new container gantry cranes have arrived at the HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) in Hamburg, reports Fort Lauderdale's Maritime Executive

11 May 2020 - 19:00

TWO new container gantry cranes have arrived at the HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) in Hamburg, reports Fort Lauderdale's Maritime Executive.

With a total of five new container gantry cranes - the first three were delivered at the beginning of November 2019 - HHLA provides an additional mega-ship berth for the Port of Hamburg at Burchardkai - berth 6 in the Waltershofer Hafen.



The new container gantry cranes will provide HHLA with additional capacities for handling ultra large container vessels with a transport capacity of 24,000 TEU.



The currently largest container gantry cranes at the Port of Hamburg can accommodate ships with a width of 24 containers side by side. The jibs of the new cranes are nearly 80 metres long and can reach across 26 rows of containers.



The new gantry cranes manufactured by Shanghai's ZPMC will replace smaller units at CTB. Including the new arrivals, more than 30 container gantry cranes are in use at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai. 18 of these are mega-ship cranes.


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