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Logistics

The logistics industry in Cologne has become an economic factor in its own right, the importance of which reaches far beyond regional borders.

Cologne's strength can be seen in its exemplary infrastructure and a multitude of highly specialised modern logistics service providers. Cologne is the biggest transhipment centre for combined freight transport in inland Europe and, at the same time therefore, a hub of international importance. Virtually no other location can equal Cologne in providing industry with high-capacity terminals for the modern and environmentally sound transhipment of goods moved by land, water and air.

Cologne is one of the top centres for trade and industry. One reason for this must be its central location and excellent transport infrastructure: over 600 kilometres of motorway, Germany's second-largest cargo airport, the ICE hub at the station, a railway container terminal with its own motorway link and four container ports on the Rhine connect Cologne with the whole world.

Largest transhipment centre in inland Europe

Companies from all sectors find ideal conditions in Cologne for inbound and outbound logistics - worldwide, nationwide, local and, above all, intermodal. Because Cologne is the biggest transhipment centre for combined freight transport in inland Europe and, at the same time therefore, a hub of international importance. Virtually no other location can equal Cologne in providing industry with high-capacity terminals for the modern and environmentally sound transhipment of goods moved by land, water and air. Intelligent city logistics and specialised logistics service providers ensure that transport over those crucial first and last metres goes without a hitch.

Logistics - an economic factor in its own right

The logistics industry in Cologne has become an economic factor in its own right, the importance of which reaches far beyond regional borders. One of the world's leading logistics companies has its headquarters in the region, Deutsche Post World Net and its subsidiary DHL. On top of this come express and logistics service providers such as UPS and TNT Express. This is why many companies in the trade and industry sectors, such as Bayer, Ford and Degussa, have their flow of goods handled within the region or run their own logistics departments. Photo: dapd

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