19. Share of results attributable to non-controlling interests
Profits attributable to non-controlling interests amounting to € 40,375 thousand (previous year: € 20,557 thousand) mainly relate to non-controlling shareholders of HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder GmbH, Hamburg (CTA). This share of earnings increased as interest expenses arising from the measurement of a settlement obligation to a non-controlling shareholder were included in the previous year. A higher actual share of earnings attributable to the CTA also contributed to the increase.