NTB Is Celebrating Its Birthday:
We Will Be 20 Years Old In 2018

But it will not be celebrated until 2019, for good reason:
After foundation it took another year until the first vessel could be cleared, that was on april 1st, 1999: First attempt NTB by MV Sealand Integrity.


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
  • 19.03.2007 Official opening Gatehouse 5
  • 12.09.2008 Opening of CT4
  • 06.09.2011 Maiden voyage Emma Maersk at NTB
  • 13.08.2013 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

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