Barcelona, 16th of July – ADELTE, the leading provider of Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) and global services to cruise and ferry terminals, completed the installation of two innovative SPBBs in May at Cruise Center Steinwerder, well before the official inauguration of the new cruise facility on June 9th. After just 198 days of construction, Hamburg’s third cruise terminal is now fully operative.

The new terminal is comprised of two separate arrival and departure buildings, both connected to ADELTE’s state-of-the-art HYDRA-model SPBBs which guarantee fast and flexible boarding operations. Designed to accommodate large modern cruise ships, the two custom-designed boarding bridges are equipped with an innovative and patented feature developed by ADELTE’s R&D engineering department especially for the Steinwerder Terminal.

This innovation consists of a docking cabin telescopic ramp which can be converted into stairs by means of electromechanical actuators, thus allowing access to cruise ship doors below quay level. Thanks to this unique feature, both SPBBs offer a huge operating range and can dock a wide variety of vessels calling at Hamburg, adapting perfectly to each access door position and to the significant tidal variations of the port.

The design/build of Cruise Center Steinwerder has been successfully completed in-time to meet agreements with our clients. The two symmetrical boarding bridges designed, manufactured and installed by ADELTE, play an important role in our operations and therefore Cruise Gate Hamburg is very happy with these custom-designed systems, not in the least because of the uniquely designed docking ramps which allows us to service cruise ship doors below quay level” comments Sacha Rougier, Managing Director, Cruise Gate Hamburg.

ADELTE has a wide experience in designing, manufacturing and installing fully tailor-made cruise and ferry Passenger Boarding Bridges and in offering its clients a unique solution that ensures fast embarking and disembarking operations and guarantees total safety and comfort for passengers in all conditions and at all times.

With this project, ADELTE now has a total of six SPBBs operating in Hamburg and Kiel, helping to grow the cruise and ferry industry in Germany.

Besides Steinwerder’s project, ADELTE has been recently designing, manufacturing or installing SPBBs for cruise and ferry terminals in Leixoes, Rotterdam, Savona, Singapore, Busan, Denia, Stornoway, Ullapool and Swinoujscie.