HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai GmbH

HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) in Waltershof, is the cradle of container handling in the Port of Hamburg. In 1968 the first containership tied up there, just as the latest generation of ultra-large containerships do today. CTB with an area of around 1.4 square kilometres is the largest container handling facility in Hamburg. The terminal area is used efficiently with a mix of conventional storage space and automatic container block storage. Hundreds of containers are handled at the intermodal facility, which links the terminal to the European railway network.


General Company Information

Security norms

  • ISPS


Modes of transport (available)

  • Rail
  • Inland waterway vessel
  • Ocean-going ship

Berth information

No. of quays10
Max ship length400 m
Max ship width56 m
Max depth15.2 m

Container handling

Gantry crane30
Stacking height5 No.


Gantry cranes5
Track length700 m

Transport systems / handling equipment

Stacker capacity

28 t



Van Carrier / AGV

130 Van Carrier


Dangerous goods classes

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

Storage systems

  • Pallet storage
  • Covered storage

Fire protection systems

  • Blanket
  • Fire protection wall
  • Smoke alarm


Total area1400000 sqm
Warehousing space20000 m²

Reefer connections1600


Consumer goods

  • Carpets

Plant and machinery

  • Vehicles
  • Rotor blades
  • Nacelles
  • Machinery
  • Construction machines

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