Germany is home to the world's leading logistics companies, which serve one or more of the relevant industry sub-sectors: air, rail, road, and waterways. The German logistics market also includes thousands of efficient small- and medium-sized enterprises that offer logistics solutions and services ranging from basic to innovative.
For foreign businesses needing assistance in identifying competent transport and/or logistics partners in Germany, the Federal Government has established the Logistics Alliance Germany (LAG). LAG provides information and advice concerning market access, and it connects businesses with the partners they need in order to serve their market goals. Contact can be established to experienced logistics service providers, logistics networks and clusters, relevant trade associations, partners for research and development, and other economic and political actors. Finally, LAG distributes information on industry events, trade shows, and useful publications. LAG’s services are free of charge.
The Association of German Freight Forwarders and Logistics Operators (DSLV) provides a database on its website that may be browsed to find German companies in the field.
The Federal Association of Road Haulage, Logistics and Disposal (BGL) maintains a cooperation forum to promote the inter-company cooperation for transports within Germany and cross border as well as logistic services. Interested companies can send their cooperation requests online.
A Database with 1000 German and European rail freight traffic companies is available on the website of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV).
Entrepreneurs who are looking for a specific business contact in the logistics industry may publish their inquiry free of charge on the iXPOS Export Community. Our Business Community enables both German and foreign companies from all economic sectors to advertise their products and services as well as to search for the products and services they need. In addition, the Community provides companies and entrepreneurs the possibility to create their own profile, participate in the forum, find business contacts as well as communicate and interact with all registered members.