HHLA maintains course
The German service provider Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) increased its container throughput by 6.8 % to 3.8 million teu in H1/2013. The volume handled by HHLA’s transport companies in the newly aligned intermodal segment rose by 21.8% to 581,000 teu. The operating result (ebit) – adjusted for one-off gains – increased slightly, but failed to match this volume growth due to continuing costs relating to modernisation and restructuring, as well as to the expenses associated with flooding in the area of key hinterland connections. Group revenue increased by 1.6% to EUR 575.2 million.