Bamberg, Germany

Bayernhafen Bamberg

In 2008, the bimodal transhipment facility for combined transport opened in bayernhafen Bamberg, which is operated by baymodal Bamberg GmbH.


In 2008, the bimodal transhipment facility for combined transport opened in bayernhafen Bamberg, which is operated by baymodal Bamberg GmbH.

Four container trains connect the baymodal terminal in Bamberg with ports in Hamburg,
Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven every week. Two 360-metre loading tracks receive a block
train and can load and unload it directly.

At present, mainly 20ft, 30ft and 40ft containers are handled directly from the truck to the
waiting trains in Bamberg. Up to 17 lorries can be parked on the pre-storage area, which
is, on average, loaded and unloaded in 10 minutes. In total, around 30,000 TEU is handled
annually in the combined transport terminal but bayernhafen Bamberg could handle up to
80,000 TEU per year.

How did Hyster Help?

  • The Hyster® ReachStacker with elevating cabin provides a better view of containers on the second rail, significantly increasing efficiency
  • Hyster Tracker fleet management helps rectify errors as quickly as possible and plan service proactively
  • Seven days a week, local Hyster® distribution partner Kotschenreuther Systemtechnik, which has been working with baymodal since 2017, can be on-site within two hours to repair the machine, keeping downtime to a minimum


  • With the Hyster® ReachStacker with an elevating cabin, it is considerably easier for the driver to lift containers from the second track. Intermodal container handling from train to truck is simpler, as the driver can raise the cab at any time to get a better view.
  • With the adjustable, elevating cabin drivers have a direct view of containers in the second row - even if there are high-cube containers or wagons in the first row. This avoids damage and helps make handling more efficient.
  • The Hyster® ReachStacker can stack up to five containers high in the first row, four in the second and three in the third.
  • The Hyster® RS46-41LSCH ReachStacker is particularly popular among operators at the Bamberg Terminal because it provides a good view and is comfortable, even in demanding applications.
  • The movable cab can be raised and lowered using the elevating arm. The system does not work with a mast - the joint sits directly on the chassis. This keeps the cab almost vibration-free, even when the ReachStacker drives long distances.
  • Drivers benefit from an ergonomic workplace, as there are fewer impacts and vibrations. Plus, as the cab is located on the side, next to the boom, the rear view is also particularly good. The cab can also be equipped with a 10-degree tilt function, which makes it possible to handle high stacked containers even more comfortably.
  • To increase the stability of the ReachStacker, the truck has two hydraulically extendable stabilisers on the front axle, which press firmly onto the ground. They also increase the load capacity in the second and third row, as well as when offloading trains.
  • The Hyster Tracker telematics system contributes to minimising wear and maximising uptime. The fleet management system can record operating hours and support service checks and customer service through error analysis, as well as helping port and terminal operators control their costs.
  • The operation is prepared to handle more semi-trailers and swap bodies in future if required. The spreader of the ReachStacker can be supplied with a clip-on attachment with legs for swap bodies if needed. Known as a ‘piggyback’ or slave attachment, this will enable bayernhafen to use the Hyster® ReachStacker flexibly for all of the different tasks in the terminal.