Two new charging stations were delivered to CTA on Friday, 4 September. They will be used to supply green energy to the automated AGV fleet in charge of transporting containers between the quayside and the container storage blocks at CTA.

Four more charging units, each stored in a 20-foot container, will be delivered to the terminal in the coming weeks. This will increase the number of charging stations at CTA to 13 by the end of 2020, and five more will be added in the next year.

With the expansion of climate-friendly energy supply at CTA, Port of Hamburg wants to ensure the continued operation of its growing battery-powered AGV fleet. By the end of 2022, all of the almost 100 vehicles should be powered by lithium-ion batteries. This will result in an annual reduction in emissions of approximately 15,500 tonnes of CO₂ and around 118 tonnes of nitrogen oxide because the electric AGVs do not generate any local CO₂, nitrogen oxide or fine particulate matter emissions.

The goal is to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve climate neutral-ity across the Group by 2040. Due to its high degree of automation and electrification, the CTA is now the world’s first container handling facility to be certified climate-neutral.

Terminal processes that still produce CO2 emissions today will be gradually electrified, or their transition to electrical power will be field-tested.