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Parliamentary question - P-004795/2021Parliamentary question
P-004795/2021

Chinese investment in a major European container hub: HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort in Hamburg, Germany

Priority question for written answer  P-004795/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Svenja Hahn (Renew)

In June 2021 COSCO Shipping Ports Limited, a Hong Kong-listed company which is part of the Chinese state-owned COSCO Shipping group, launched negotiations with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) over a possible strategic co-ownership of its Container Terminal Tollerort. In September 2021, HHLA reached a decision to sell 35 % of the terminal to COSCO. This is the latest example of Chinese investment in a major European container hub.

In view of the Commission’s warning that Member States should pay close attention to investments by Chinese state-owned enterprises, and the strategic importance of the port of Hamburg:

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