November 7 - After three and a half years of construction, the port logistics company Weserport and the port company bremenports have inaugurated the new quay at Terminal 2 of Bremen's Hüttenhafen.
The previous quay was dismantled and a new 250 m long berth was constructed in its place.
"While ships with a maximum draught of 9.45 m were able to dock at the Hüttenhafen in the past, it's now possible to unload vessels with a draught of up to 10.50 m, following the extension work. That corresponds to as much as 5,000 tonnes of additional cargo, depending on the size of the ship," says Heiner Delicat, managing director of Weserport.
The project also included work on the railway tracks, reinforcing space for heavy loads and moving two modified gantry slewing cranes.
Weserport, a joint venture between the Rhenus Group and ArcelorMittal Bremen, operates four terminals at the industrial ports in Bremen. The terminals cater for storing and handling steel, building materials, containers, bulk and breakbulk cargo as well as project loads.