With turnover of EUR 200 billion in 2009, Germany enjoys a market size without compare in Europe. Possessing a state-of-the-art air, rail, water, and autobahn transportation network, Germany is able to provide quick access to domestic and international markets. Thus, it’s hardly surprising that Germany is a global logistics hub. Germany’s dominant share of the European logistics market makes it the most significant player in driving Europe’s economic growth; more goods pass through Germany than through any other European country.



Intermodal traffic terminals – Impressions from the German Freight Villages (Güterverkehrszentren):



GoGreen: How a parcel shipment becomes climate neutral


Fact and Figures

Did you know that in Germany:

  • Logistics can be studied at 27 universities, 93 technical colleges, 5 vocational academies and 3 dual study colleges
  • The German logistics sector employs about 2.7 million people
  • German car manufacturers often require parts from over 1000 different suppliers during the final assembly process
  • About 70 per cent of freight traffic volumes are carried on the road, followed by rail with a share of 17 per cent

The CarGoTram is an urban freight tram in Dresden that supplies Volkswagen’s “Transparent Factory”—located in the central city—with parts for automobile production:



The BentoBox is a new logistics project based in Berlin, serving as an urban hub for courier trans-shipment and consolidation, as well as a parcel pick-up station for customers. It was designed for parallel usage by various couriers, express and parcel (CEP) services. Project results are positive so far: the BentoBox enables bundling of orders, allowing about 85% of car deliveries to be done instead by cargo bike.

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Logistics made in Germany