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Increased rail transport from Burchardkai

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) expands railway station in port container terminal

Two more tracks have been added to the Burchardkai Terminal (CTB) container station in the Port of Hamburg bringing the number of tracks to ten. The longest trains (740 metres) can be handled on all of them. Two new railway portal cranes have also been added and the second of four railway cranes went into operation last Thursday (January 18, 2019).

Investments in efficient and sustainable freight transport

“We have expanded our station, providing our customers with more than just additional capacity. The four independently operating railway cranes enable more flexible handling and faster response times for rail transhipment,” said Andreas Hollmann, CTB Managing Director

Increased annual handling capacity

The expansion will increase the station’s capacity by about 200,000 to about 850,000 standard containers (TEU) per annum. The annual rail transhipment at CTB has grown by almost 50 per cent since 2010. At the same time, the share of rail transport in the Port of Hamburg’s total container volume rose significantly from 36.5 to 42.8 per cent between 2010 and 2017 making Hamburg Europe’s largest railway port.

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