The importance of the logistic and transport industry in Germany
Germany is considered the leading logistics market in Europe. The logistics and transport sector also represents the third largest German economic sector. The reasons for this success are, on the one hand, the advantageous location as a central location and, on the other hand, the high quality of services and infrastructure. As one of the largest economic sectors after the automotive industry and trade, the logistics and transport industry comprises more than 3 million employees.
The industry includes, among others, shipping, inland waterway transport, transhipment and storage, air freight, road haulage, courier, express and parcel service providers, and rail freight transport. The management of the flow of goods and information, as well as the transportation of goods and their storage, are among the most important economic functions and secure Germany’s position as a leading economic power. The visible movement and transport of goods by service providers are among the flagship of the logistics industry, even though they only account for half of all services. The other half of the sector consists of planning, control, and implementation within companies. Due to the high number of employees and the supply function, the logistics and transport sector occupies a vital position for Germany as a business location.
The German law firm Schlun & Elseven has excellent expertise and years of experience in various legal areas. Our practice group for the German logistics and transport industry comprises professionals who have in-depth knowledge of the relevant regulations as well as the needs and opportunities of the industry. Our team is well versed in the concepts and terminology of the industry, making them ideally qualified to provide our clients with their expertise at all points along the transport journey.