The federal government’s “Action Plan for Freight Traffic and Logistics – Logistics Initiative for Germany” provides major policy directions for the sector (German language only)

Action Plan for Freight Traffic and Logistics (bmvi.de)


 

The federal government’s “Freight Transport and Logistics Masterplan” from 2008 is available in English:

Masterplan Freight Transport and Logistics

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
Products

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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CarGoTram

 

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.

Berlin Innovation (berlin-innovation.de)

Logistics made in Germany
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