Expected Group performance

The economic development of HHLA in the first half of 2021 was largely in line with expectations. The disclosures made in the 2020 combined management report regarding the expected course of business in 2021 therefore continue to apply. However, expectations for container transport and revenue for the Port Logistics subgroup and the Group have been raised.

For the Port Logistics subgroup, a moderate year-on-year increase in container throughput is expected, as well as a significant increase in container transport (previously: moderate increase). In view of the positive trend in the first half of 2021, a significant increase in revenue is now expected for the year as a whole (previously: moderate increase). EBIT for the Port Logistics subgroup is still expected to be within the range of € 140 million to € 165 million.

A slight year-on-year increase in revenue is still considered possible for the Real Estate subgroup with an operating result (EBIT) on a par with the previous year.

At Group level, HHLA now expects a significant increase in revenue (previously: moderate increase), while an operating result (EBIT) in the range of € 153 million to € 178 million is still anticipated.