Out of the total, rail carriages amounted to 930k TEUs (+7.6% year-on-year), while the road division added the remaining 254k TEUs (+8.8% yoy).
The company's sea container terminals (three in Hamburg and one apiece in Odessa and Tallinn) handled a total of 5,730k TEUs, up by 4% on the January-September 2018 result.
"As encouraging as our business trend is this year, we must still keep a realistic view of the changing conditions in which we operate. The challenges facing the entire transport and logistics industry remain significant. We are approaching these challenges with confidence and vigour and are continuing to work towards our aim and mission of making HHLA ready for the future. This means that we will strengthen our core business and tap into new, highly promising sectors," Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of HHLA's Executive Board, commented.