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China’s Cosco given German government approval to buy a 24.9% stake in Hamburg terminal

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The German government has given approval for China’s Cosco to acquire a 24.9% stake in Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA). HHLA is the operator of the container terminal in Tollerort in Germany’s largest port in Hamburg.

  • Hong Kong-listed terminal operator Cosco Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) wanted 35%
  • Tollerort is one of three container terminals of HHLA
  • The approval has been given despite opposition from several German ministries. Concern centred on critical infrastructure falling into foreign hands
  • The deal agreed to means that HHLA will remain an independent, listed company with the City of Hamburg as its most important shareholder.

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