What is Location-Based Logistics? Our definition

What is Location-Based Logistics? Our definition

Location-based logistics comprises logistics services that are provided at fixed locations such as terminals, warehouses, transshipment points, etc. – including the associated value-added services. An important subarea is so-called intralogistics. It stands for logistical flows of goods and materials that take place within a plant or company premises and are related to the internal production of goods and services. This article is based on the unique Top 300 Logistics Companies Germany – List of the largest logistics companies.

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  • Including: sales (2015-2018), number of employees, e-mail, address, telephone number, management, etc.
  • Detailed information on the field of activity (transport logistics, warehouse logistics, industrial logistics, pharmaceutical logistics, food logistics, port logistics, etc.)
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Around a quarter of the German logistics market

This description alone makes it clear: location-based logistics is very complex and is often difficult to distinguish from other areas due to its interconnectedness. The segment represents about a quarter of the German logistics market. Typical logistics locations are sea and inland ports, air freight terminals, freight loading terminals at railway stations, warehouses and logistics halls, as well as logistics areas within company premises and factory buildings.

The two largest seaports in Germany are Hamburg and Bremen/Bremerhaven. Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is primarily responsible for port handling, container and transport logistics in the Port of Hamburg. In Bremen, Eurogate GmbH & Co. KGaA operates as a container terminal and logistics group (also at locations in Wilhelmshaven and Hamburg). Germany’s largest cargo airport by far is Frankfurt/Main. Here, FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services offers airline-independent cargo handling as a joint venture between WFS Worldwide Flight Services and airport operator Fraport AG.

Another important provider of services for location-based logistics is Rhenus Logistics SE & Co. KG. In addition to the contract logistics business segment, Rhenus also operates in the fields of port logistics (full-service provider in sea and inland ports) and
Intermodal (container handling and transport). The Deutsche Umschlaggesellschaft Schiene-Straße mbH (DUSS) subsidiary handles terminal logistics for German railways.
Source: Listenchampion Image source: Unsplash

Logistic Industry ReportIn our sector report on the German logistics industry, you will find detailed information on areas of activity, an overview of the locations and clusters of the logistics industry, key financial figures as well as insights into the gender distribution and sustainability efforts of the industry.


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