HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder GmbH

The HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder went into operation in 2002 and since then has been amongst the cutting-edge and most efficient container terminals in the world. Processes on the one square kilometre large terminal are mainly automatic. Driverless Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) move the containers around the site and software-controlled portal cranes sort them into storage blocks. The adjacent Kombi-Transeuropa Terminal Hamburg (KTH) is by far the largest German rail terminal. Seven tracks each 720-metres long are available for handling block trains.


General Company Information

Security norms

  • ISPS


Modes of transport (available)

  • Rail
  • Inland waterway vessel
  • Ocean-going ship

Berth information

No. of quays4
Max ship length400 m
Max ship width52 m
Max depth16.7 m

Container handling

Gantry crane15


Gantry cranes4
Track length700 m


Dangerous goods classes

  • 9 Miscellaneous
  • 8 Corrosive Substances
  • 7 Radioactive Substances
  • 6.2 Infectious Substances
  • 6.1 Toxic Substances
  • 5.2 Organic Peroxide Oxidizing Agent
  • 5.1 Oxidizing Agent
  • 4.3 Dangerous when wet
  • 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Solids
  • 4.1 Flammable Solids
  • 3 Toxic Gas
  • 2B Nonflammable Gas
  • 2A Flammable Gas
  • 1 Explosives


Total area1000000 sqm

Reefer connections2200

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