Intelligent port and transport logistics

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is a leading European port and transport logistics company. The core business of the company is container handling in seaports and container transport between ports and the German and European hinterland. HHLA also offers a broad spectrum of port, consulting and other services. As a real estate specialist, HHLA is an expert partner for the development of attractive office, commercial and logistics properties in Hamburg.

HHLA’s seaborne handling facilities in Hamburg, Tallinn, Trieste and Odessa are highly efficient logistics hubs for world trade.

The three container terminals in Hamburg are key to guaranteeing the success of foreign trade for Germany and its neighbouring countries. Specialised terminal facilities for break bulk, project cargo, RoRo cargo, fruit handling and bulk goods round off the service portfolio. Technical innovations and automated handling processes enable a level of productivity that sets international benchmarks. With a long-term programme of modernisation and expansion, HHLA ensures that capacity at its terminal facilities is increased in line with demand.

Handling: Hubs for world trade

Goods of all kinds are handled fast and efficiently at HHLA's ultra-modern terminals.

Container terminals:

  • Container Terminal Altenwerder, Hamburg
  • Container Terminal Burchardkai, Hamburg
  • Container Terminal Tollerort, Hamburg
  • Container Terminal Odessa, Ukraine
  • Container Terminal Estonia, Tallinn

Multi-purpose and RoRo facilities:

  • Unikai, Hamburg
  • HHLA Frucht- und Kühl-Zentrum, Hamburg
  • HHLA TK Estonia, Tallinn
  • HHLA PLT Italy, Trieste

Bulk cargo handling:

  • Hansaport, Hamburg

Terminals: Goods handling made-to-measure

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HHLA has its own high-performance transport systems that connect European ports with the hinterland. Metrans, a fully owned subsidiary of HHLA, is a leading operator for intermodal container transports in Europe.

By operating 20 owned terminals and a growing number of relations, Metrans is optimizing the rail traffic as well as the handling of containers. With its more than 130 modern locomotives and 3,700 special railcars, Metrans guarantees a high frequency and reliability.  Therefore, it can provide tightly scheduled and efficient rail connections between ports on the North and Baltic seas as well as the Northern Adriatic and their respective hinterland in Central and Eastern Europe. Specialised transport and logistics service providers complement the range on offer: HHLA’s subsidiary CTD is the market leader for container trucking in the Port of Hamburg and the metropolitan region. The forwarder Ulrich Stein is a highly specialised and successful fruit logistics company. HHLA Project Logistics offers transport solutions for project cargo and heavy goods throughout the entire Caucasus and neighbouring Central Asian regions.

Intermodal: Efficiently networked transport chains

HHLA’s handling and transport services are complemented by a wide range of port services and consultancy. Innovative start-ups are also among them. You can find an overview of all HHLA subsidiaries here.

Services for the port, consultancy and start ups

Sustainability strategy Balanced Logistics

It is our aspiration to combine ecological, social and economic interests in order to make our company future-proof. We underline this with our "Balanced Logistics" sustainability strategy.

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The core competencies of HHLA Real Estate include project development and district management as well as designing an attractive cityscape. In the Speicherstadt historical warehouse district of Hamburg, HHLA aligns the interests of the market with those of landmarked buildings.

The area it manages is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering coveted office, presentation and commercial space. Commercial logistics buildings and spaces within the Port of Hamburg are also managed by HHLA Real Estate and adapted to the needs of tenants.

FMH (Fischmarkt Hamburg-Altona) preserves the city’s traditional fishing industry on the banks of the river Elbe, embedding it in an intelligent site development concept for the high-quality food industry and the catering business. .

Real Estate: In the heart of Hamburg

The fascinating world of HHLA

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