Multi-modal solutions for the mobility of the future
Saxony-Anhalt is situated in the heart of Germany and in the centre of the European economic area. It is a place where the distances to international markets and customers are short. Saxony-Anhalt is therefore a key transport and logistics hub between the east and west. Its closely interfaced network of road, rail, water and air links is unique.
Its transport network consists of more than 11,000 kilometres of modern roads, with links to the pan-European A2, A9, A14, A38 and A143 motorways.
The region is home to some 600 kilometres of inland waterways, including the river Elbe or the Magdeburg waterways intersection, which connect with 18 ports and shipment terminals. The inland ports of Magdeburg, Aken and Dessau-Rosslau are important inland hubs for the seaports of Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Lübeck and Rostock.
Around 3,100 kilometres of railway lines create one of the highest density railway networks in the world. By 2018, the current marshalling yard in Halle/Saale will be converted into one of the most modern railway facilities in Europe.
Leipzig/Halle airport is the second biggest airport for freight in Germany, and is in the top 10 of European freight airports. The parallel take-off and landing runway system, with each runway 3,600 metres in length, enables the world's biggest aircraft – the Airbus A 380 and the Antonov 225 – to take off and to land.
By 2030, the German federal government and the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt want to invest another two billion Euros in a modern, intelligent and environmentally-friendly transport infrastructure.
In recent years, leading retail chains and their distribution businesses have chosen to make the federal state their home. These include EDEKA, Ernstings Family, Hermes Fulfilment (Otto Group), Kaufland, Lidl, Netto, REWE, Rossmann and Mobis Parts Europe, a supply and distribution centre for automotive components of Hyundai and Kia.
The leading logistics and transport companies who have chosen to locate in Saxony-Anhalt include DHL and the Deutsche Post, Dachser, Schenker, Hellmann, Finsterwalder, Hoyer and the Nagel Group.
Saxony-Anhalt is also a centre for research into modern logistics processes and systems. For example, the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg is home to the Institute of Logistics and Material Handling Systems. The Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg has a chair for production and logistics. The four universities of applied sciences in the federal state offer courses which cover the topics of logistics management, the logistics business and infrastructure as well as logistics systems and networks.
Saxony-Anhalt is able to offer sectors which have considerable market potential for manufacturers and shipping and logistics companies.
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