Introduction into Logistics World

Hamburg is not only one of the most important logistics locations worldwide, but also one of the most versatile. With the third largest container port in Europe, the largest Northern European railway hub, the world’s most important shunting yard, one of the most modern and efficient airports in Europe and the best connections in the world, Hamburg covers all industries and transport routes.

Distributors and warehouses, freight forwarders, railway and road haulage companies, ship brokers, shipping companies, financial institutions as well as the 5700 Hamburg logistics companies with their 154,000 employees (230,000 in the entire metropolitan area) metropolis of Northern Europe.

Best connections in the world

As a global hub between overseas, central and eastern Europe and the entire Baltic Sea region, Hamburg benefits from the central location in the center of logistics of logistics flows in Europe. Due to the high volume of traffic, the transport options can be used on all modes of transport all over Europe. The infrastructure offers excellent conditions for this: no other logistics location in Europe is so perfectly embedded in a favorable transport network. About the North and Baltic Sea, the Elbe and channels completed from Hamburg to the hinterland and the riparian states of the Baltic Sea. The ports in the Hamburg metropolitan area complement the range of trimodal locations.

Broad know-how for logistics

Logisticians have the best conditions in Hamburg. For every task you will find a network of logistics companies and a competent partner. The spectrum of IT and technical specialists, management consultants, law firms and specialized insurance and finance service providers in Hamburg is unique. The range of intelligent additional services includes z. B. Dangerous goods handling, customs clearance, technical service, disposal and quality controls.

All well-known logistics service providers are represented in Hamburg. Global players in the logistics world are close to managing the trade flows from all continents.

Attractive location for foreign companies

The metropolitan region of Hamburg is also an attractive location for foreign companies. Hamburg is home to many Chinese companies. Hamburg is the most important Far East port and China’s gateway to Europe. The Middle Kingdom is the most important trading partner of the Port of Hamburg. No wonder that major liner shipping companies from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan opt for Hamburg.

To keep the future at the top, since 2006 the economy of the region and of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has been hand in hand within the Logistics Initiative Hamburg. The initiative promotes networking between economic actors, academics and the policy of information exchange.