Berlin-Brandenburg – Vibrant hub at the heart of the Corridor

Berlin-Brandenburg is a major consumer market with 6 mio inhabitants in the middle of Europe.

Twelve new highways with 790 km of roadway, 1,485 km modernized railway main lines and several railway access points (www.gleisanschluss-brandenburg.de), 900 km of waterways and two international airports connect the most important hub in east Germany with major markets in the world. Within major European transport chains, the intermodal freight terminals in Berlin-Westhafen, Freight Village Berlin West, Wustermark, Freight Village Berlin East, Freienbrink, Freight Village Berlin South, Großbeeren and ETTC Frankfurt (Oder) handle commercial transport in an efficient and flexible way.

Part of the Scandria axis is the HUB 53/12° logistics network straddling the border between Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As an initiative of the cities of Güstrow, Pritzwalk and Neuruppin, it connects the Baltic Sea ports and the logistics hubs of Berlin by a railway bypass, e.g. with Wustermark (freight village and marshaling yard) underlined by an intensified cooperation of the locations and offers a variety of business opportunities.

Universities and research institutes in Berlin-Brandenburg have a wide range of logistic expertise, comprising production and transport logistics, automotive, biomass, health and aviation as well as technology applications such as mobile communication, RFID and security technologies.

Best practice:

Offering green logistics increasingly becomes a competitive factor and yields new economic advantages. Thus, in 2010 the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and the Logistics Transfer Center Berlin-Brandenburg launched „Green Logistics“ - a multidisciplinary, supra-regional event which provides perspectives from politics, science and businesses in regard to logistics, such as storage / handling, transport, packaging and E-mobility. On the basis of scientific findings and practical examples, the organizers support knowledge and innovation transfer in Berlin-Brandenburg.

Connection to the North and South via the intermodal freight terminal of Grossbeeren (source: IPG mbH 2010)
Connection to the North and South via the intermodal freight terminal of Grossbeeren (source: IPG mbH 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview of the transport infrastructure and of the location of logistics nodes in Berlin / Brandenburg

Overview of the transport infrastructure and of the location of logistics nodes in Berlin / Brandenburg


Overview of the transport infrastructure and of the location of logistics nodes in Berlin / Brandenburg

Facts and Figures

Information about the region
Size of the region 1
30,374 km² (2009)
Number of inhabitants 1
5,954,200 (2009)
GDP per capita 1
24,185 € (2009)
Export 1
21,188 mio € (2009)
Import 1
19,692 mio € (2009)
People employed in the transport / logistics sector 2
180,000 (2011)
Most important hubs and terminals
Großbeeren 3
61,000 TEU (2011)
BASF Schwarzheide 3
60,000 TEU (2011)
ETTC Frankfurt (Oder) 3
51,000 TEU (2011)
Wustermark 3 on demand (2011)
Freienbrink 3 on demand (2011)
Inland port Königs Wusterhausen 4 1.8 mio t (2010)
Inland port Schwedt 4 153,000 t (2010)
Inland port Berlin-Westhafen 5 4 mio t (2010)

Sources: 1: Statistisches Bundesamt; 2: ZAB; 3: IPG; 4:Port of Königs Wusterhausen; 5: Port Berlin-Westhafen

Contact
Wilfried Laboor,
Ministry for Infrastructure and Agriculture Brandenburg
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Herbert Sonntag,
TH Wildau
Mark Renner,
Logistics Network Berlin-Brandenburg
Rüdiger Hage,
Infrastruktur- und Projektentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH