Metrans acquires 100 per cent of Adria Rail

Metrans, the rail subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has once again invested in the expansion of its European network and acquired 100 per cent of the Adria Rail Group, which operates in Serbia and Croatia. With this acquisition, Metrans is further expanding its business in South-East Europe.

Adria Rail will be active in the Serbian and Croatian markets within the Metrans Group. The company offers its own rail transport services from the Adriatic region to Central and South-Eastern Europe, covering 70 per cent of container transport to and from Serbia out of Croatia. Adria Rail also manages an inland terminal in Indija, Serbia, near Belgrade. Now, daily Metrans trains run between this terminal and the Croatian port of Rijeka. In addition, the new location in Indija is also connected to the Metrans hub terminal in Budapest. 

Metrans had already acquired 51 per cent of the Adria Rail Group in March 2023. This stake has now been increased to 100 per cent.

Peter Kiss, CEO of the Metrans Group: “With the full integration of Adria Rail, we have reached another important milestone in the expansion of our European network. Adria Rail's new connections will enable us to offer our customers further important and climate-friendly logistics connections in the dynamically growing countries of South-East Europe.”

Metrans' European network of connections stretches between the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Adriatic and the Black Sea and is being continuously expanded. As a result, Metrans offers its customers more than 650 regular rail connections per week. For the majority of the connections customers can book the HHLA Pure product, which enables CO2-free container transports across Europe. By investing in modern electric locomotives, the use of green electricity and electric cranes at the inland terminals, Metrans has been committed to climate protection for years and supports the HHLA Group's goal of climate-neutral production by 2040.