Logistics in Lusatia –
high-growth and dynamic
Logistics is one of the sectors experiencing dynamic growth in Lusatia. The basis for this is the region’s well-developed infrastructure. This includes in particular its central position in Europe with two continuous trans-European core network corridors (TENT-T corridors) as the crucial transport routes, which enable almost all European growth markets to be reached within a day travelling by HGV. International logistics companies make use of these benefits and have set up powerful sites in the region.
As a global logistics service provider, the BLG Group has set up a logistics site at the intersection of the national railway network in Falkenberg/Elster, where it provides tailor-made rail transport solutions.
With 1,275 of its own modern double-decker wagons with whisper brakes, BLG AutoRail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers. The company manages automotive logistics for the VW Group. The new vehicles are loaded on to the freight trains directly from the production sites in eastern Europe, grouped in Falkenberg and transported to the seaports.
Powerful combined transport terminals and connection to seaports
The Reinert Logistics Group, headquartered in Lusatia, is aiming to become one of the top 20 companies in the German transport and logistics market by 2025. With more than 900 employees across eight sites and more than 600 vehicles, it is well on its way to achieving this goal.
The LION Group has set up its own terminal for combined transport in Forst where it now processes the international heavy transport of agricultural and construction machinery produced by leading manufacturers John Deere and Caterpillar. A further combined transport terminal is being set up in Kodersdorf near Görlitz.
The combined transport terminal in Elsterwerda provides shuttle trains to the seaports in Hamburg, Bremen and Bremerhaven three times a week.
The industrial port in Mühlberg adds to Lusatia’s logistics portfolio and supplies inland waterway transport of bulk cargo, conventional general cargo and heavy goods and project loads. This is where the wind turbine group Vestas ships its rotor blades.