The first Chinese freighter to arrive and moor at Hamburg’s Tollerort terminal in 1982 was called Fenhe 01. It was 170 meters long, had a capacity of about 1,200 standard containers (TEU) and two shipboard cranes. By today’s standards, the ship is a raft: Tollerort now also handles even the largest container ships, with a capacity of over 22,000 standard containers. And ships from China are no longer a rare sight: Container Terminal Tollerort’s (CTT) biggest client is the Chinese shipping company China Ocean Shipping Company or Cosco for short.
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