During the reporting period, HHLA increased its level of investment in METRANS a.s., Prague, Czech Republic, and now holds 100 % of shares in the company. On 26 March 2018, HHLA also signed an agreement to acquire 100 % of shares in Transiidikeskuse AS, a terminal operator based in Tallinn, Estonia. Upon fulfilment of the conditions precedent, HHLA acquired control on 27 June 2018.
There were no other particular events or transactions during the period under review, either in HHLA’s operating environment or within the Group, that had a significant impact on its results of operations, net assets and financial position. Both the available key economic indicators and HHLA’s actual economic performance were largely in line with the performance forecast in the 2017 Annual Report.
There is normally no long-term order backlog for handling and transport services, and thus no use is made of this particular reporting figure.