Hamburg port operator vows to be carbon neutral by 2040

German port and transport logistics company Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) has jumped ahead of terminal rivals, vowing this week to become climate neutral by 2040.

The port operator has revealed it has already smashed its environmental targets set for next year. Earlier targets had called for HHLA to reduce CO2 emissions per handled container by at least 30% by 2020, a target it managed to achieve in 2018. Emboldened by this, the Hamburg company has made new ambitious targets, unparalleled in the ports world.

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