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Questions & Answers

You will find the questions that are asked most frequently and the answers to them here in this summary.

1. What is HHLA’s market position?

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is one of the leading port logistics groups in the European North Range. With its Container, Intermodal and Logistics segments, HHLA is positioned vertically along the transport chain. Efficient container terminals, high-capacity transport systems and a full range of logistics services form a complete network between the overseas port and its European hinterland.

The port of Hamburg is the main international hub for sea- and land-based container transport close to the German North Sea coast, with excellent hinterland connections to the economies in Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic region.

2. How is HHLA performing financially?

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) set new records for revenue and result in the financial year 2008. Revenue rose by 12.4 percent to 1,327 million euros, while the operating result (EBIT) improved by 23.4 percent to 355 million euros. In view of the current economic crisis, for 2009 HHLA expects a downturn in revenue and result, but a still profitable development of business, and excludes any enforced operational redundancies for 2009.

3. What is HHLA’s growth strategy?

Our strategy is to position ourselves as a leading, vertically integrated sea port operations and logistics group in Europe, and to participate to a disproportionately large extent in the growth of global trade flows as a result. Our business operations are to continue to focus on Hamburg, the Baltic region, Central and Eastern Europe as well as the northern Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea. We intend to maintain our technological leadership position and to generate an attractive return on capital.

The main elements of our strategy are:

  • Systematic and even more effective exploitation of the advantageous transport geographical location of the port of Hamburg
  • Provision of further complementary services along the entire added value chain
  • Expansion of the position of technology and efficiency leader
  • Expansion and maintenance of the customer portfolio
  • Value-oriented approach to strategic investments
  • Container segment: capacity expansion and efficiency increases
  • Intermodal segment: expansion of the transport capacities and control over the network
  • Logistics segment: growth in special sectors.

4. When and where is the next annual shareholders‘ meeting taking place?

We publish the date and location of the annual shareholders‘ meeting in our financial calendar.

5. How can I order annual reports and interim reports?

All the current financial publications and ordering options can be found on our website under “Investor relations“ / “Financial Publications“ and in the download section.

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