Hamburger Hafen und Logistik's container throughput at Port of Hamburg increases 21% year-over-year to 7.1 million TEUs in 2011; port logistics provider attributes higher throughput in part to strong growth in Asia, Eastern Europe

HAMBURG, Germany , February 7, 2012 (press release) – The Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has increased in fiscal year 2011 the container throughput by 21 percent.

This is the HHLA grown much faster than its main competitors and gained market share HHLA in fiscal year 2011, according to preliminary, unaudited figures, consolidated sales of around 1,215 million euros. (Previous year: 1,068 million €) and an operating profit (EBIT ) of around € 205 million (previous year: € 193 million) earned. The core business of the listed HHLA, the subgroup Port Logistics, generated sales of around € 1,190 million (previous year: € 1,043 million). The operating result (EBIT) rose to 195 million € (previous year: € 180 million). This HHLA met her in the fall of 2011 clarified forecast for the year. In the aforementioned outcome variables allowances of around € 10 million are considered. The final results for fiscal year 2011 and an outlook for the fiscal year 2012, HHLA on 30 Published in March 2012.

The envelope of the HHLA container placed in the segment last year by 21.3 percent to 7.1 million standard containers (TEU). This exceeded the amount of growth HHLA to the previously published figures, the major ports of the North Range (Rotterdam, Antwerp). The group continued to gain market share as it did in 2010 and expand its market position. Growth has been supported in container throughput of double-digit percentage increases in the HHLA particularly important shipping routes and the Far East and Eastern Europe continue to improve the services offered by HHLA for the handling of large vessels. The hinterland transport HHLA Intermodal segment increased its transport capacity by 11.3 percent to 1.9 million TEUs. This development was the expansion of the range of lift and shuttle transport services with the Czech Republic and Poland with much.

"HHLA looks back on a successful fiscal year 2011. Our company has taken advantage of the strong growth in Asia and Eastern Europe and the positive economic trend in Germany to improve its market position again. A major contribution to this success contributed while our new mega-ship berths and the expansion of our hinterland network, "said the HHLA CEO Klaus-Dieter Peters.

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