HHLA's Metrans Group takes over Adria Rail

28 February 2024
Freighter expands European network to Serbia and Croatia

HHLA's rail subsidiary, Metrans, has taken over the Adria Rail Group in Serbia and Croatia, a press release said Tuesday (February 20, 2024). The company offers rail services from the Adriatic region to central and south-eastern Europe and covers 70 per cent of container transport to and from Serbia and Croatia.

Metrans expanding European network

Peter Kiss, CEO of the Metrans Group, remarked: “We have reached another important milestone in the expansion of our European network by fully integrating Adria Rail. Its new connections will enable us to offer our customers more important and climate-friendly logistics connections in the dynamically growing countries of south-east Europe.” Metrans had acquired 51 per cent of the Adria Rail Group in March 2023 and has increased its stake to 100 per cent. Adria Rail also manages an inland terminal in Indija, Serbia, near Belgrade and operates daily trains to the Croatian port of Rijeka. The terminal also has links to the Metrans hub terminal in Budapest.

Climate protection on railways

Metrans' European network stretches from the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Adriatic and the Black Sea and is constantly being expanded. As a result, Metrans is now offering clients over 650 regular rail connections per week. Most customers can book the HHLA Pure product, which enables zero-emission container transport across Europe. Metrans has invested in modern electric locomotives and used green electricity and electric cranes at the inland terminals for years to help reach the HHLA Group's goal of climate-neutral production by 2040.


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