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Hafenbahn im Westhafen

Our logistics services

With 120 employees and an annual handling and transport volume of four million tons, BEHALA is one of Germany’s largest inland ports. The Westhafen port with its high-capacity container terminal is optimally connected to transport networks and both the Südhafen port in Spandau and the port in Neukölln satisfy all the requirements for guaranteeing logistically sustainable solutions now and in the future.

Our services:

– Handling of bulk, general and heavy lift cargo
Bulk cargo and general cargo as well as project loads of all shapes and sizes – power plant turbines, generators and industrial units – are handled in the Westhafen port with our heavy lift crane with a load-bearing capacity of up to 350 tons and in tandem handling with a capacity of up to 500 tons.

– Container logistics
Our trimodal city freight hub Westhafen with handling facilities such as two container bridges and a truck for empty containers has also boasted a reach stacker since June 2019. We welcome container block trains from North-Rhine Westphalia and in port-hinterland traffic from Hamburg/Bremerhaven every day: the total turnover in 2020 was 130,268 TEU. In addition, slots for refrigerated containers and hazardous goods containers are also available.

– Heavy lift cargo shuttle with GSL Ursus
BEHALA employs a roll-on roll-off heavy lift cargo barge (L x B 64.50 m x 9.50 m) with a maximum draught of 3.50 m and a load-bearing capacity of 1,200 tons for the transport logistics of heavy lift cargo. Eight ballast tanks in the double bottom and on the sides offer a ballast capacity of 800 tons. This makes it possible to deliver barely transportable goods safety and reliably, relieve the strain on the city of Berlin caused by heavy goods traffic and contribute to environmental protection by utilising water transport alternatives.

– Port railway
In order to be able to master any logistics challenge, BEHALA offers regional rail transport with its own locomotives, rail operator and rail infrastructure company. For example, freight trains can be collected at the local freight stations and driven to their intended destination.

– Storage in yards, buildings and silos