Port of Hamburg

Container transporters explore batteries to be connected to the German power grid

At the start of 2019, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG and its partners started research and development work on the publicly funded FRESH project at its Container Terminal Altenwerder. FRESH stands for flexibility management and control reserve provision of heavy goods vehicles in the harbour. The aim of the research is to incorporate the battery capacities of the automated guided container transport vehicles (AGVs) that are in use at CTA into the German energy network as flexible storage units that contribute to the grid stability of the power supply.

Port of Hamburg’s first hybrid straddle carriers begin operation

The Port of Hamburg announced that its first two straddle carriers with environmentally friendly hybrid engines are now transporting containers between the ship, the yard, the rail terminal and the truck gate at the HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT). The two prototypes are expected to use at least 15% less diesel than their predecessors.

Ports join on initiative to address global warming

The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Program. In this initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will work together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.

Hamburg to accommodate eco-friendly power supply technology

Innovative technology will be developed in Hamburg to enable large and very large container ships to switch off their auxiliary diesel supplies during lay time and draw the power for on-board operations from a mobile generator. Namely, Becker Marine Systems, Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG have been testing the new technology as part of a joint pilot project.

Shell Marine launches new engine cylinder oil

Shell Marine has officially launched ‘Shell Alexia 140’, a two-stroke engine cylinder oil which offers protection for the most modern efficient engines against cold corrosion issues and optimise oil feed rates when fuel grades change.

Port of Hamburg urges for navigational changes

On the judgement of the Federal Administrative Court for the fairway adjustment of the Lower and Outer Elbe, the Hamburg Port Authority underlined the necessity for the adjustment of the navigation channel.

LNG Hybrid Barge enters its second season in Hamburg

The HUMMEL has for over one year been contributing to improved air quality at the port of Hamburg. Becker Marine Systems’ LNG Hybrid Barge will also be supplying lowemission power to the AIDAsol this year. The cruise ship has already made three calls since the middle of May and will have made a total of sixteen stops at the Hafencity terminal by October.

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