There are many institutions whose main job is to support companies in the logistics sector in Germany. The Chambers of Industry and Commerce are the mandatory professional organization, where logistic companies can find information about certification requirements as well as competent advice.
The German Logistics Association (BVL) is a network and business association for the German supply chain management and logistics sector. The association organizes industry-specific events and develops methods and processes to optimize challenges in the German logistics industry.
The German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistic (BME) supports companies active in the international procurement and logistics industries.
The Association of German Freight Forwarders and Logistics Operators (DSLV) represents around 4,000 companies in the logistics and forwarding sub-sectors.
The Federal Association of Road Haulage, Logistics and Disposal (BGL) represents more than 10,000 companies throughout the industry.
The Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) focuses on the rail cargo sub-sector and represents member companies at the national and European levels.
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