This is the most powerful ship propeller to have ever been lifted by the hook of a HHLA floating crane. Thist propeller, with a weight of 110 tonnes and a diameter of 10.50 metres, surpassed anything that had ever been seen at the port before.
The gigantic new propeller was temporarily stored at Hachmannkai quay close to the HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort until it was ready for loading.
During the weekend, the “HHLA IV” floating crane, which can lift up to 200 tonnes, moved the world’s biggest propeller onto its transport platform and brought it to the berth of the “Hyundai Supreme” at the port of Waltershof.
The “Hyundai Supreme”, a 5,000-TEU container ship, left the Port of Hamburg again on 16 September and headed for the Far East. The 110-tonne propeller on board will go to the port of Busan in South Korea.
From there, it will be transported on to the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard, where the first of eleven new container ships are currently being built for MSC. They will be the biggest container ships in the world.