In 2020, a total of 16 new AGVs with lithium-ion battery went into operation at the CTA. With the delivery of the last vehicle in December, the number of environmentally friendly vehicles now amounts to more than 60 units.

This means that two thirds of the AGV fleet in use are already electrified. By the end of 2022, all of the almost 100 driverless container transporters should have been converted to fast-charging battery drives.

At the CTA, the vehicles take over the automatic transport between container cranes and the storage area.

In addition to the 16 new battery AGVs, six more charging stations started operation in 2020. This means that the number of charging stations at the CTA has risen to 13, with five more to be added next year.

With the expansion of the climate-friendly energy supply, HHLA ensures the operation of its growing battery-operated AGV fleet at the CTA. The vehicles drive to the charging stations independently and charge their batteries with green electricity.

The conversion of the AGV fleet at the CTA is supported by the Hamburg Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the “Energy Transition in Companies” funding program. It is an important component the HHLA sustainability strategy, which aims to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and make the entire group climate-neutral by 2040.