20 Years NTB – From Newcomer to HUB

1st of April 1999 (not a fool) the first vessel the MV Sealand Integrity has been at NTB. Since then we have been able to deal with the changed requirements. By increasing the team and area or by purchasing the most modern equipment to operate the currently biggest container vessels. We are excited about the future and we will take any challenge. 


Overview: Events Until Today

  • Foundation 1998
  • Founding members
    BLG Container GmbH, Maersk Deutschland GmbH und Sea-Land Service Inc
  • Current Shareholder (Link)
  • 01.04.1999 Start Operation
  • 15.05.1999 Opening own truck gate
  • 28.05.1999 Moving from Gatehouse 1 to GH 4
  • 19.07.1999 Delivery of the first own straddle carriers
  • 27.12.1999 Arrival of the first own gantry cranes
  • 13.09.2001 Express TOS Migration to Navis Sparcs / Express
  • 11/2003 Opening of CT3a
  • 12.11.2004 Begin of expansion with CT4
  • 11.03.2006 Foundation stone for Gatehouse 5
  • 10.09.2006 Maiden voyage Emma Maersk at NTB
  • 19.03.2007 Official opening Gatehouse 5
  • 12.09.2008 Opening of CT4
  • 18.08.2013 Maiden voyage Maersk McKinney Moeller (EEE) at NTB
  • 01.05.2017 Transition to IT System Navis N4
  • 06.04.2018 Handover of the first of a total of six new Liebherr STS cranes
  • 2019 Four additional gantry cranes ordered from Liebherr – expected commissioning in quarter 1 2020

Growing Up: Facts & Figures

Year EE Area in qm STS cranes Straddle carriers
1998 7 0 0 0
1999 132 300.000 3 16
2003 400 627.795 10 43
2006 533 784.986 12 67
2009 740 1.050.000 18 90
2012 746 1.087.000 18 92
2015 758 1.087.000 16 (+2) 96
2017 756 1.087.000 16 (+2) 102
2018 779 1.087.000 18 102