Group structure

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is one of Europe’s leading logistics companies. The Group is operated as a strategic management holding company divided into two subgroups, Port Logistics and Real Estate. The class A shares, which are listed on the stock exchange, relate to the Port Logistics subgroup and entitle shareholders to participate in the result and net assets of these operations. The Real Estate subgroup includes those HHLA properties that are not specific to port handling. The performance and economic result of the Real Estate subgroup, which also follows urban development objectives, are represented by the class S shares. These shares are not traded on the stock exchange and are held solely by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (FHH). In the unlikely and unprecedented event of the Real Estate subgroup reporting a loss, this would be indirectly transferred to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in line with a separate agreement to assume losses.

The HHLA Group’s operations are conducted by the 27 domestic and 15 foreign subsidiaries and associated firms that make up the consolidated group. Notes to the consolidated financial statements, no. 3 Composition of the Group In the 2018 financial year, HHLA acquired the Estonian operator Transiidikeskuse AS, took over the outstanding shares in METRANS a.s. in the segment and reorganised its Polish rail activities. No other significant legal or organisational changes were made.


In maritime logistics, a terminal is a facility where freight transported by various modes of transport is handled.

Intermodal/Intermodal Systems

Transportation via several modes of transport (water, rail, road) combining the specific advantages of the respective carriers.