HHLA Bolsters Intermodal Activity


Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) will further expand and strengthen its intermodal activities in the coming years via a recent acquisition in Czech-German Metrans Group.

The acquisition, occurring on April 1, 2018, made HHLA the sole shareholder of Metrans — who are set to invest €350 million by the year 2022 into the company to boost performance and market competitiveness.

HHLA has also appointed Peter Kiss as the new Chairman of the Executive Board for Metrans, with the founder and previous SEO of the Group Jiri Samek remaining closely connected in an advisory role.


New Chairman of the Executive Board for Metrans Group, Peter Kiss. Image courtesy of HHLA.


Read the “Autonomous Vehicles in Intermodal Transportation” technical paper for further reading on the development of intermodal technologies

HHLA’s Chairwoman Angela Titzrath commented: “Without the energy and the many ideas put forward by Jiri Samek, without his forward-looking plans and perseverance in implementing them, the successful development of Metrans would not have been possible.

“The Supervisory Board is certain that Peter Kiss will perform the role of Chairman of the Executive Board as outstandingly as he did in his previous management positions, such as with the establishment of the hub terminal in Budapest, which commenced operations last year.”

Metrans operates 13 intermodal terminals in the European hinterland, with five major central hub terminals, and in 2017 moved one million standard containers by rail.

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