Container Terminals – The Emphasis is on Speed

Four large container terminals are available in Hamburg. High-performance handling with short mooring times means that even the biggest container carriers leave the port again after one or two days. The capacity of the terminals is continually being expanded to meet the changing demands of the market and new developments in ship sizes.

HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)

HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

The Container Terminal Altenwerder is among the most modern container handling facilities in the world. Container handling is almost...

HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai

HHLA Container Terminal Burcharkai

Measured in both area and container volumes, the Container Terminal Burchardkai is the largest cargo handling facility in the Port of...

HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort

HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort

The HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT) provides four berths with a total of eight container gantries and can handle post-Panamax...

Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg

EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg

The EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg is centrally located in the Waltershofer Port with direct connection to the motorway A7. Six...

HHLA Quiz: Sind Sie Logistikexperte? HHLA Quiz: Sind Sie Logistikexperte?

Mit einer Auswahl an Fragen rund um die maritime Logistik können Sie ihr Fachwissen testen. Jeweils vier Fragen aus den Bereichen: 


  • Hafen Hamburg
  • Die Schiffe
  • Die Container
  • Das Hinterland


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Where can I find information on tariffs for the Port of Hamburg?


Elbe river pilots:

Schedule of fees for pilots: table of pilot fees for the Elbe pilot district

Port pilots:

Port money/currency:


Quay tariff:

Quay tariff HHLA:

Quay tariff Eurogate:

Clearance – on enquiry:

Who invented the container?


In 1956, the American freight forwarder Malcolm McLean first transported goods in steel boxes by lorries and ships.

How many container terminals are there?


There are four large container terminals.

How many terminals are there in addition to the container terminals?


There are 42 terminals that handle project cargo, liquid cargo, suction cargo, bulk cargo, and grab cargo.

Where and how can I find my container?


Please contact your freight forwarder if you do not have the data for your container. If you have a container number you can localise your cargo via the Internet. These sites offer connections to tracking systems: