Cruise Gate Hamburg protects against infection with UV technology

Cruise Gate Hamburg protects against infection with UV technology

Cruise Gate Hamburg

The Steripower device for disinfecting luggage was built specifically for the cruise industry

Cruise Gate Hamburg (CGH) has acquired a device that uses UV technology to disinfect baggage at Steinwerder cruise terminal in Hamburg, Germany.

The device was provided by Steripower and can disinfect up to 1,200 pieces of luggage within one hour. Once disinfected in the terminal, the luggage can then be carried onboard. The device will be ready to use in the upcoming months.

The device for disinfecting luggage was built specifically for the cruise industry, but the company also produces contactless hand disinfection devices that are used across different public areas.

“Protection against viruses and bacteria has become even more important as a result of the pandemic,” said Arno Ahrens, sales director cruise at Steripower. “We have responded to the increased requests from national and international shipping companies and ports as well as terminal operators in recent months and developed the ‘Sanitiser for luggage and pallets’, which works based on the UV technology. We are pleased that CGH has decided to co-operate and use our sanitiser at the cruise terminal for the increased protection of guests and crew.”

“The Port of Hamburg is one of the first ports in the world to use the device,” said Simone Maraschi, managing director of CGH and operator of the Hamburg cruise terminals. “We are pleased that, with this innovative luggage disinfection unit in Steinwerder, we can expand our already extensive hygiene concepts and provide even better protection.”

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
16 December 2021

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