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Larger container gantry cranes strengthen HHLA TK Estonia’s place within the Baltic area

Upgrade for the HHLA terminal within the Port of Muuga: two bigger container gantry cranes, beforehand in operation at Hamburg’s Container Terminal Burchardkai, will allow container ships with a cargo quantity of 14,000 commonplace containers (TEU) to be dealt with in Estonia for the primary time. Angela Titzrath, CEO of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), sees the subsidiary HHLA TK Estonia in a fair higher place to ascertain itself as a hub in Baltic Sea visitors due to this technical enhancement.

On May thirty first, the gantry cranes had been formally christened by Titzrath, the Estonian Minister for Economics and Communications Taavi Aas and the CEO of HHLA TK Estonia Riia Sillave. “The clients will probably be served by cranes named Alfa and Bravo, thus additionally symbolically highlighting the start of a journey of containers both getting into into Estonia or transferring onwards from right here into the world”, mentioned Riia Sillave.

HHLA Group CEO Angela Titzrath defined: “The new, bigger gantry cranes will assist HHLA TK to make the most of its full potential for the dealing with of current and future freight streams. We have invested over 5 million euros to have the ability to service vessels accommodating 4 instances extra containers than the ships capable of dock in Muuga in the intervening time. In the long run, calls in Muuga will probably be extra engaging and environment friendly for world delivery corporations. Thanks to the expansion in dealing with capability, Estonia’s alternatives as a multimodal logistics hub in Northern Europe will enhance significantly.”

Ceremonial naming of the container gantry cranes in Estonia

At current, principally feeder ships with a most capability of three,500 TEU berth in Muuga. Now, vessels with a quantity of as much as 14,000 commonplace containers (TEU) might be dealt with, that are the biggest container ships (Post-Panamax) crusing throughout the Baltic Sea. The three already current particular container gantry cranes had been supplemented with two significantly bigger ones that may deal with ships with as much as 21 container rows. They had been beforehand used at Hamburg’s Container Terminal Burchardkai. With a carrying capability of 70 tonnes, a peak of 73 metres and a lifting peak of fifty metres, they’re a few of the largest container gantry cranes within the Baltic area.

In 2018, HHLA acquired the Estonian multi-function terminal in Muuga and has built-in it into its community since then. The Port of Muuga is the principle cargo port in Estonia and an vital maritime location within the Baltic area. Its power is its central location within the crossroads of logistics channels. HHLA TK Estonia is the clear market chief in container dealing with in Estonia and handles break bulk, bulk and RoRo freight. Muuga’s significance for Baltic visitors will enhance considerably as a result of terminal’s present largest funding of the final ten years.
Source: Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG

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