A Centre of Logistics and Transport of Freight
For companies looking for a first-class location with first-class logistics and excellent transport infrastructure, Koblenz is the right place for them. Its location at the centre of Europe with immediate connection to the networks of European motorways, railways and waterways guarantee a quick and efficient transport of goods and optimal distribution services – not only within Germany itself, but also to the Benelux Countries, France and the increasingly important countries of Eastern Europe.
An ideal location for logistics
The European Single Market and the opening of the Eastern European markets have made Germany the hub and nerve centre of the international flow of goods and traffic. At the same time, the development is demanding increasingly shorter delivery times that require an fast and efficient distribution supply of goods. Thanks to its central geographical location as well as it excellent transport infrastructure, Koblenz provides an ideal setting for logistics with its optimal connections to the European supranetwork of transportation. Along with world-famous freight carriers and logistics providers, Koblenz hosts the European central warehouse of DIALOG providing space for 42,000 pallets for temperature-controlled goods.
Koblenz Rhine harbour provides an additional storage capacity and facilities for trans-shipment of packaged freight and bulk cargo.
Koblenz, as an ideal location for logistics is near the major north-south motorway, A61. It is unique in northern Rhineland-Palatinate and enables freight carriers and logistics operations as well as industrial and commercial businesses, an advantageous transport infrastructure which is unparalleled for meeting their particular requirements.
An efficient organisation of freight transport is also a question of location. The Centre for the Transportation of Freight (GVZ) of Koblenz provides companies of all sizes and core activities an ideal setting thanks to it proximity to major markets and modern logistics systems. It core advantage is the systematic consolidation of freight transport and combining the ideal mixture of the various means of transport.
The Centre for the Transportation of Freight at Koblenz – competitive advantage through flexibility in freight handling
At the interface between regional and long-distance transport, the GVZ of Koblenz consolidates the flow of goods of various freight carriers and thus achieves a logistical synergy effect. That not only saves time and costs, but also contributes to an environmentally friendly system of transport and significantly eases the traffic on roadways.
The advantages of choosing Koblenz as a centre for logistics are the industrial estate adjacent to the Rhine harbour with its facilities for the trans-shipment of container cargo, the connection to major rail system of the Stadtwerke and the integration of the network of the Railion Deutschland AG and the major motorways of A 48 and A 61. All add up to a fast and flexible transport of goods. Efficient combined cargo handling through trans-shipment to a variety of freight carriers, motorways, railway routes and waterways obviously create the ideal conditions for a strategic and competitive advantage.
Freight handling can also readily be via the nearby airports Frankfurt-Hahn, Frankfurt and Cologne/Bonn. For supplementing any needed space in the near future, the city of Koblenz has developed plans in collaboration with the decentralised GVZ a concept for providing additional industrial areas nearby the motorway intersection of A 48 and A 61.
Logistics in numbers:
- Excellent location for global players in the logistics sector
- Transport hub for road, railway and waterway shipment Inland waterways, Rhine and Moselle
- 1.2 million tonnes of freight trans-shipment at Rhine Harbour
- Container trans-shipment with KV terminal
- 4,000 employees in the fields of transport, logistics, traffic