HHLA’s subsidiary Metrans provides highly frequent rail connections from the seaports on the North Sea and the Adriatic in order to serve the export-oriented economies of Central Europe. The company is the market leader for seaport-hinterland container traffic with Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The company’s own inland terminals, special locomotives and environmentally friendly container wagons make flexible, high-quality services possible. Metrans offers complete customer service, covering trucking, Customs clearance, container storage and other essentials. Metrans is also active on the "New Silk Road" between China and Europe, handling more than 900 trains in both directions in 2020.