The mobile power generator will provide eco-friendly power to container ships at the HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). Over the past few weeks, a prototype has been successfully tested multiple times with some of Hapag-Lloyd’s 20,000 TEU container ships.


The generation consists of a gas-powered generator and an LNG tank, which provides the energy. As soon as a container ship docks, a container gantry crane lifts the mobile 1.5-megawatt power generator from the quay into position at the stern of the ship. Once there, it is connected to the ship’s power system and can supply the electricity needed for on-board operations while the ship is docked.

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure granted a seven-figure sum to fund the development of the new technology as part of the government’s mobility and fuel strategy.

Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director at Becker Marine Systems, stated:

We can safely say that the pilot phase was a complete success, and we thank our partners for the great teamwork. The Becker LNG PowerPac represents a straightforward solution for the reduction of harmful emissions in the port and has the potential to be implemented internationally.