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Electric wagons roll in Hamburg

[ June 7, 2024   //   ]

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) put the first electrically powered trucks into operation at its in-house freight forwarder Container-Transport-Dienst in June as parts of its sustainability strategy.

CTD will initially be using the Volvo FHs for container transfers in the Port of Hamburg and data will be gathered to give insights for potential purchases of further e-trucks. The trucks have a range of 260 to 340km fully loaded and will initially, use public charging infrastructure.

HHLA chief executive, Angela Titzrath, said: “We have set ourselves the ambitious goal of achieving climate-neutral production across the Group by 2040. In this quest, we are committed to using innovative technologies in order to further reduce carbon emissions, which also benefits our customers. The launch of the new electric trucks is another decisive step for HHLA on the road to a more climate-friendly future.”