At the same time, the company's intermodal unit, road and rail, took care of 1,480k TEUs, the same level as in 2017.
"The strong result for the financial year 2018 underlines that our strategy is paying off. We further strengthened HHLA's solid foundation. Contributions came from all the segments and from the terminal operator HHLA TK Estonia, which has been successfully integrated into the HHLA family. A solid foundation is important in a world that is changing ever faster," Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of HHLA's Executive Board, commented.
She then added, "But on its own, it is not enough to generate further growth. We will therefore continue to decisively and consistently implement our strategy of strengthening the creative power and future viability of HHLA. This will involve continuous investment in the quality and profitability of our core business, as well as the identification and development of new growth areas, particularly in the digital space.""The aim is always to offer our customers the best possible solution for the quick, safe and efficient transport of their goods. And of course to increase the company value of HHLA for our shareholders. We therefore remain committed to our ambitious growth targets," Titzrath summed up.