Years of logistics experience
Participating companies from different business areas
Confidence in hydrogen as a renewable energy source
How does the hydrogen cluster work?
The centrepiece of the “Clean Port & Logistics” cluster is a test field at the Hamburg container terminal Tollerort. Hydrogen-powered terminal equipment for port handling and heavy goods traffic can be tested in real-life operation there.
The goal of Clean Port & Logistics is to help hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles and terminal equipment reach industrial market maturity in a short time. Based on this, a decision-making basis for the use of hydrogen as a propulsion energy is to be formed and the exchange of the participating partner companies mutually enabled.
The test field of the hydrogen cluster is located in northern Germany at the container terminal Tollerort of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG in Hamburg. The terminal has more than 1km of quay, 57 van carriers, 14 container gantry cranes, four berths for container ships, a railway station and serves as a transshipment point for combined transport.
The planned equipment classes at the container terminal are a straddle carrier, a forklift, an empty container stacker, a reach stacker, a terminal tractor and various truck classes. The portfolio is constantly being expanded and the possibility of testing further equipment classes is open.
The concepts developed by the companies involved for operation, safety, repair, maintenance, refuelling and supply of the equipment classes are tested and optimised in the daily business of the container terminal. The terminal is in operation 24/7, which ensures realistic testing of the tested equipment classes.
The starting signal was given on 28 October 2022, while the commissioning of the test field is planned for the beginning of 2023. In the first step, concepts are developed which are then initiated in the cluster, tested and data generated from them. In the second step, these data will be used to create a basis for future decisions on the realisation of these concepts.
These industrial sectors benefit most from our cluster:
Terminals, logistics companies and the industry
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