HHLA had a total of 5,581 employees at the end of 2017. Compared with the previous year’s total, the number of employees increased by 53, or 1.0 %. In addition, HHLA deployed an average of 710 Gesamthafenbetriebs-Gesellschaft employees in 2017 (previous year: 558).
The three-year average headcount trend is one of the targets agreed with the Executive Board and taken into account when determining Executive Board remuneration. Achieving the agreed target range triggers the payment of a corresponding bonus.
Further details on headcount development can be found in the Management Report.