Foodtruck Burristas | 11.2021

Due to the current Corona situation, we decided to use the Burristas food truck on our premises instead of a Christmas party,

Owner Jil Cottone and her colleague prepared the very tasty burritos for us super quickly! There was nothing left!

Brittas Hafen Podcast: Cocoa in the veins and CO2 neutral! | 09.2021

Mr. Cotterell was a guest on Britta’s Harbor Podcast. Listen in:

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Cranes | 09.2021

Few weeks ago our both pier cranes were collected by a floating crane and transported to the Hamburger Hafenmuseum.

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Hamburg shows flag | 07.2021

As a Hamburg-based company, we participate in the “Hamburg shows flag” campaign and thus set an example for more tolerance, cosmopolitanism and diversity.

H.D. Cotterell protects forest | 05.2021

Since last year H.D. Cotterell donates for a project to protect forest in Panama. This area is tributed to all collegues of our company. This rain forest will be protected against external influeces like clearing and farming. Furthermore this project ensures social and fair working conditions to the residents. Please take a look at this link to see the forest at google maps:

Animal extinction @ sabotajealmontaje | 09.2020

This summer, the spanish street artist sabotajealmontaje created an impressive work of art on the wall of our warehouse 3 of Ellerholzdamm. The work of art is called “Animal extinction” and reaches up to 8 m`s high and 30 m in width. Six large seagulls can be seen at the wall as they move around in plastic waste. There already is a similar representation on the grounds of the MS Artville Festival, which Mr. Cotterell was very impressed of last year. Through this public image, Mr. Cotterell would like to remind people every day that everyone can do their part to protect the environment. As an entrepreneur he got the feeling that he has to make a greater contribution to sustainable action and climate protection than private individuals. H.D. Cotterell is set to be a carbon neutral company as of 2028.

Photovoltaic system | 10.2020

A photovoltaic system has recently been installed on the roof of our warehouse at Ellerholzdamm 38. This converts solar energy into green electricity and is used for this location. In this way, we are contributing another part to our sustainability goals.

Can logistics and chocolate be climate neutral?| 12.2019

H.D. Cotterell took part within the supply chain of a great project, in which  BIO cocoa beans were produced climate-neutrally for chocolate – and had their own chocolate made.
Read more here

Our newest innovation: |12.2017

Since December 2017 we operate two Controlled-Atmosphere-Chambers for the treatment of infested commodities like i.e. Cocoabeans, Spices and Nuts at Ellerholzdamm 38 in the center of the port.

Our new facility foreholds two chambers…

Chamber I    278,3 m3   abt 50 mt cocoabeans in bags

Chamber II  379,2 m3   abt 75 mt cocoabeans in bags

… and it works as follows:

After the goods have been delivered into the chamber(s) they will be warmed up to abt. 20° C. As soon as this temperature is reached, the chambers are flooded with nitrogen (Stickstoff) and the Oxygen is replaced. The treatment runs fully automatic and is permanently online monitored. Our facility is ideal for the treatment of organic commodities.

Zero CO2 Emission | 2011

We drive eco friendly through the Hamburg port with our electric cars such as Renault Kangoo and Nissan Leaf.

The electric cars start and drive soundlessly and reach abt. 150 km after a full loading unit. These comfortable and eco friendly E mobiles simplify our daily trips to the warehouses.