The economic development of HHLA in the first half of 2016 was in line with expectations. The disclosures made in the 2015 Annual Report regarding the expected course of business in 2016 therefore continue to apply.
The final decision of the Federal Administrative Court on the dredging of the lower and outer stretches of the river Elbe continues to be of key importance to the long-term development of the Port of Hamburg and HHLA. The necessary planning supplement decisions were submitted to the court at the end of the first quarter of 2016. The Federal Administrative Court has scheduled the next hearing for late 2016. It is still not yet known when the decision will be made.