Focus on people

Knowledge, health, motivation and a corporate culture in partnership are not only important factors for staff satisfaction. They are essential for the long-term success of the Group. HHLA’s personnel policy is future-oriented: with high investments in vocational and in-service training, comprehensive preventive medicine and on-going modernization of its remuneration system, HHLA sets benchmarks with its active personnel policy.

MBA – Leadership and Supply Chain Management

HHLA offers employees an exclusive further education program: The HHLA Corporate MBA in "Leadership and Supply Chain Management" enhances the networking of employees across countries and segments and prepares students for their further specialist or leadership career within the HHLA Group.


Ongoing qualification

Only lifelong learning will make it possible for our staff, to fulfil the exacting requirements of our customers for mastering the challenges of the market. Therefore today HHLA is working on the expertise that will be required tomorrow: with a wide range of vocational training places leading to formal qualifications, enormous investments in both vocational and in-service training, as well as concentrating on our sponsoring activities for the advancement of training institutions.

Health management

Sustaining staff health both for today and tomorrow is a central corporate objective at HHLA. This is taken care of by steadily developed and improved health management, intermeshing safety at work, health protection, occupational medicine, company rehabilitation management as well as preventive programmes. With innovative concepts and exemplary standards HHLA sets benchmarks, which are regularly recognized with prizes and awards.

Company pension scheme

The HHLA capital plan provides increased security in old age and makes the company pension scheme much more attractive. Flexible options help in the planning of working lifetimes. The HHLA capital plan offers individual solutions for early retirement and various options for lump-sum payouts. The HHLA pension portal is available to all employees and can be used to check accrued pension entitlements and create personalised simulations.


Labour agreements are part of HHLA’s tradition and are highly valued. The income, working hours and further working conditions of approximately 90 percent of its employees in Germany are governed by labour agreements. Modern payment systems which accommodate variable remuneration (for employees subject to and not subject to labour agreements) have also shown their worth. A consistent and reliable income is paid as consideration for the commitment to our company goals and for the efforts in achieving them.