Port of Braunschweig, Germany

Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig

Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig mbH is a logistics and forwarding company which provides a range of logistics services.


Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig mbH is a logistics and forwarding company which provides a range of logistics services.

The company has been using Hyster® trucks to handle empty and laden containers at their site in the Port of Braunschweig since 2005. To maintain uptime, machines are replaced (or used as a stand-by machine) after 15,000 hours.

The handling of freight containers from trucks and trains takes place at the site, with container handlers working 6 days a week, equivalent to 2,500 hours per year. 927,478 tonnes of cargo is handled from ship to shore and 41,185 tonnes of cargo is handled by rail at their terminal. There was a 9% growth in container handling from 2018 to 2019 with 77,346 TEU handled in 2019.

How did Hyster Help?

  • The Hyster® RS46-33CH and RS46-33IH can handle loads of up to 40 tonnes to a lift height of more than 12 metres.
  • The strong network of Hyster® service partners across Germany help to ensure maximum uptime.
  • If required, parts can be delivered within one day from the nearby Hyster® factory in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.


  • The 2 Hyster® RS46-33CH container handlers and the RS46-33IH intermodal handler for handling containers and trailers, ensure maximum flexibility throughout the company’s various handling activities as they can stack laden containers up to 5 high in the first row
  • The Vista cab design provides panoramic visibility, in the most demanding and intense container terminals with a clear view of the top of the container.
  • The dual-reduction drive axle, hydraulic brakes with cooling system, ensure reliability and low maintenance costs.
  • To meet weighing requirements, the trucks also have the added benefit of the Hyster® Static+ weighing system. At the touch of a button, the operator can activate a pre-programmed lift cycle to obtain Gross, Tare and Net weights. There is no workflow disruption as container weighing can occur during truck manoeuvring and is highly accurate.
  • The trucks are also fitted with the Hyster® Tracker telematics system which can be used to monitor truck utilisation. Key equipment data such as picks per hour and fuel consumption are available at a glance while GPS helps locate your equipment. Together, this can help to ensure optimum management of the fleet to reduce costs.
  • To reduce over-servicing and maximise uptime, operations can schedule maintenance based on actual hours with the Hyster Tracker periodic maintenance tracker and receive alerts when impacts or diagnostic fault codes occur.
  • Operations can stay connected to their fleet and access information instantly at www.hystertracker.com or the mobile app.
  • “The relationship between Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig mbH and GS-Gabelstapler Service GmbH has been in place for 15 years. The reason for buying a Hyster® ReachStacker goes hand in hand with the reason for this long-standing cooperation: the service from the dealer.

    “The regional proximity to the customer is a major factor in the development of a partnership between Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig mbH and GS-Gabelstapler Service GmbH. For Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig mbH, service drives the decision to purchase a Hyster® machine. After all, service ensures that the equipment works and the port is able to carry out its activities. A short response time for service requests and spare parts procurement as well as quick implementation on site, are all important.”

    “If it is stuck, it’ll get fixed fast.”