Added value for the good of society

As Germany’s largest port by a wide margin, the Port of Hamburg provides jobs for altogether more than 165,000 people directly and indirectly employed there in the Hamburg metropolitan region. That makes it one of the most significant factors in the economy of the whole of Northern Germany, while as a hub for international goods traffic it plays an extraordinarily important role in the entire German economic system.

The core of the Port of Hamburg is formed by the terminals for containers, bulk goods, vehicles and foodstuffs, many of these operated by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG. Along with its subsidiaries, HHLA handles around two-thirds of total port throughput in Hamburg, hence forming the backbone of its port logistics. It thus makes a significant and sustained contribution to the prosperity of society.

Economic sustainability means making a sustained contribution to social prosperity. All stakeholders profit from HHLA’s activities. A sound financial basis is the fundamental prerequisite for the company’s future viability. Forecast growth rates and ship size growth namely, require an ongoing increase in capacity allied to heavy investments in superstructure and infrastructure. In the period 2010 - 2015 HHLA contributed added value of more than 3 billion euros to the financial wellbeing of its stakeholders.