• 2018 February 24 17:06

    HHLA: First 20,000 TEU container ship at Tollerort

    The COSCO Shipping Aries is the first Chinese container vessel with a capacity of more than 20,000 standard containers (teu) to call at the HHLA Terminal Tollerort. There it will be handled by five high-performance gantry cranes that HHLA has built in recent years for vessels of this size.

    The new flagship of COSCO Shipping Lines sailed into the Port of Hamburg on its maiden voyage on Friday morning at around 9 a.m. It is being handled at the mega-ship berth at the HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT). COSCO ships have been calling at the facility regularly since 1982. Frank Horch, Hamburg's Minister for Economy, Transport and Innovation, and Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of HHLA's Executive Board, were joined by representatives of the shipping company and the Chinese consulate in Hamburg to welcome the COSCO Shipping Aries and celebrate the strong, long-standing collaboration between companies from both countries.

    FRANK HORCH, Hamburg's Minister for Economy, Transport and Innovation, emphasised the close links between Hamburg and China. Almost one in three containers handled in the Port of Hamburg comes from China or is on its way there. Horch mentioned digitisation and sustainability as two of the core topics for both countries, and in this context evoked the Green Shipping Line project, which aims to supply container ships in Shanghai and Hamburg with shore-side electricity in future. Horch thanked everyone who had contributed to the smooth arrival of the COSCO Shipping Aries and expressed his confidence that planning consent for the dredging of the navigation channel of the river Elbe will be granted in the course of the year, allowing the dredging to begin immediately.

    ANGELA TITZRATH, Chairwoman of HHLA's Executive Board, said: "Our companies have been working successfully together for more than 35 years. HHLA has been preparing to handle large ships like the COSCO Shipping Aries for a long time now. We have continuously invested in our facilities, as we have here at Tollerort. We want to continue to justify the trust our customers place in us by delivering excellent performance and high-quality service." Titzrath announced that HHLA would be upgrading another berth at Tollerort for vessels with a capacity of more than 20,000 TEU. HHLA currently has three berths for handling these megaships at its terminals Burchardkai (CTB) and Tollerort.

    The CMA CGM Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be the next ship of more than 20,000 TEU to call on its maiden voyage at the CTB in mid-March. From May onwards, the Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen will also be sending ships of this size to Tollerort. Three of the five 20,000 TEU gantry cranes at Tollerort went into service in autumn 2017. Their other two identical models have been in operation there since early 2017. All five have a jib length of 74 metres and a lifting height of 51.5 metres above the quay wall. They are designed for container ships with 24 transverse container rows and can discharge and load two 20-foot containers simultaneously when operating in twin mode. The increased lifting height of the gantry cranes enables them to handle up to nine containers placed on top of one another on deck. Each container gantry crane weighs 1,500 tonnes and can handle a maximum payload of 63 tonnes. Unlike other container gantry cranes, the new gantry cranes at CTT have lattice jibs, giving them a comparatively low overall weight. Handling of the COSCO Shipping Aries is expected to be completed by 6 p.m. on Sunday evening at the CTT mega-ship berth.

    This berth was also broken in with the handling of a COSCO vessel. On 16 July 2011, the COSCO Glory, with its carrying capacity of 13,000 TEU, became the first mega-ship to dock at the newly upgraded quay wall. Since then, the flagships in the COSCO Shipping fleet have grown considerably larger - just like the CTT container gantry cranes.


    Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is a leading European port and transport logistics company. Its container hubs are the points of intersection within a network that links ports with economic regions in their hinterland. Its business model is based on innovative technologies and is committed to sustainability.

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18
16:39 Pavel Bezmaternykh elected as Director of Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company
16:18 Port of Gdansk overhauls its quays
16:00 Novikombank provides a $100 million loan to STLC
15:47 Huntington Ingalls names two vice presidents
15:21 Gulf Island Fabrication secures contracts for two specialized vessels
15:04 Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to be held in Dubai on 29-31 October as part of UAE Maritime Week
14:42 LUKOIL’s profit in 2017 more than doubled YoY to RUB 418.8 bln
14:23 Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
13:56 IMO launches a video outlining how GMN initiative is uniting MTCCs into a global network
13:29 Ulstein built SOV Acta Auriga completes sea trials
13:11 Dubai will host MARACAD Maritime Innovation Awards on 3 October 2018
13:02 MARACAD 2018 will be held in Dubai on 2-3 October
12:30 17 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
12:09 Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge
11:47 Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum
11:39 Vostochny Port JSC exported 5 million tonnes of coal YTD (photo)
10:50 Claimants and defendants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port come to amicable agreement
10:31 Finnlines plans to lengthen two more Ro-Ro ships
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $67.58, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.25% to $63.7
09:51 ABP's Port of Ayr took delivery of Liebherr crane
09:44 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,122 points
08:08 Scottish ports secure AEO status for Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth
00:32 Ontario Government accepts Damen proposal for full ferry electrification

2018 March 20

18:20 Sirius Petroleum announces delivery of compact well head systems for Ororo-4 and Ororo-5
18:02 Leningrad Region Governor visits Vyborg Shipyard
17:56 PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity with first barge and train volumes
17:40 Van Oord posts results for 2017