During their first state visit to Germany, the British King Charles III and the Queen Consort Camilla visited Hamburg on Friday. The visit focused in particular on the topic of climate protection, as the King has been committed to the issues of sustainability and the environment for decades. Angela Titzrath, Chief Executive Officer of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), accompanied King Charles III and the German Federal President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on a tour of the Port of Hamburg.
During the tour, Angela Titzrath, together with other representatives of the port, spoke with King Charles lll and the Federal President about the decarbonisation of the maritime economy and the promotion of renewable energies and hydrogen technology, as well as the environmentally and climate-friendly transformation of the industry. One of the topics discussed was HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder - the world's first climate-neutral certified handling facility for containers.
Angela Titzrath, Chief Executive Officer, explained HHLA's various sustainability projects: "HHLA is pursuing the goal of climate-neutral production throughout the Group by 2040. Our Container Terminal Altenwerder was re-certified in 2022 and is considered a pioneer for innovation and sustainability in the industry. In addition, thanks to the port's good hinterland connections and our intermodal network, which extends across all of Europe, we are shifting more goods from road to the more environmentally friendly railroad. Hydrogen as an energy source also plays a major role for HHLA. In our Clean Port & Logistics Cluster, HHLA is working with many partner companies to test hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles in port operations to bring them to market quickly."
HHLA is consistently implementing its sustainability-oriented strategy under the guiding principle of "Balanced Logistics". The aim is to strike a balance between economic success, good working conditions, social responsibility and environmental and climate protection. To this end, HHLA uses its strong position in seaport handling and rail freight transport to be a driver of sustainable innovations in the logistics of the future. In the long term, HHLA is pursuing the goal of climate-neutral production throughout the Group by 2040. HHLA already aims to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2018.