HHLA: 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 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

An den 9 hochmodernen Terminals der HHLA werden Waren der unterschiedlichsten Art schnell und effizient umgeschlagen.

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

Bulk cargo handling:

  • Hansaport, Hamburg

Terminals: Goods handling made-to-measure

For our customers: More efficiency with digital solutions

As the driving force behind digital change in the port, HHLA initiates and implements innovations relating to digitisation. Here the focus is on our customers and what they need in order to meet the growing demands for efficiency, speed, transparency and flexibility with the help of intelligent information and automation systems.

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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 rail operator for intermodal container transports in Europe.

The Metrans transport network, comprising 16 hub and inland terminals and a comprehensive fleet of locomotives and wagons, provides 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. As an innovative digital hub, HHLA is further expanding its rail-based range of services along the transport flows of the future between the Asian growth markets and 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 supplemented by additional consulting and port services.

HHLA’s handling and transport services are supplemented by additional consulting and port services. HHLA’s subsidiary HPC (Hamburg Port Consulting) is internationally demanded for its consulting expertise in the port, transport and logistics sector. As a full-service provider, HPC implements projects around the world – from preparing technical and economic feasibility studies to commissioning seaport and intermodal logistics facilities.

The HVCC (Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center) is the central, cross-company coordination point for mega-ship, feeder and inland waterway vessel traffic in the Port of Hamburg for terminals and shipping companies. It also focuses on networking and exchanging data with other port locations.

HCCR (Hamburger Container- und Chassis-Reparatur- Gesellschaft) is the expert when it comes to container services, which include container inspection, repair and cleaning as well as container trading. HCCR is also one of the largest providers of reefer services in the Port of Hamburg.

Pack- und Servicezentrum specialises in packing for shipment by sea as well as stripping and stuffing containers in Hamburg. Its range of services also includes cargo checks, processing and storage, customs clearance, veterinary inspection, gassing and degassing as well as the relabelling of hazardous goods containers. HHLA’s floating cranes are used whenever oversized project cargo and heavy goods need to be moved – whether in the Port of Hamburg or along the entire Lower Elbe to Brunsbüttel.

Services: Maritime port and consultancy services

For a clean environment: More sustainability through innovations

In 2018, HHLA achieved its goal of reducing CO2 emissions per container handled by 2020 by 30 percent, ahead of schedule. One of the most effective means for achieving climate- and resource-friendly logistics chains is to increase the use of rail transport by creating ecologically sound links between port terminals and hinterland networks. HHLA’s rail subsidiary Metrans is constantly expanding its terminal network and continuously investing in environmentally friendly, multi- system electric locomotives, modern wagons and hybrid shunters. HHLA also uses state-of-the-art technologies to reduce pollutants and CO2 wherever possible. HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder for instance, became the world’s first zero-emission container terminal in 2019 as a result of a variety of measures.

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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