Rhine-Neckar - a top logistics location

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The Rhine-Neckar region’s main purpose is the supply of the local industry. A lot of logistics property of the chemical and automotive industries can be found here. The river Rhine is an important mode of transport in addition to the freeways. Logistics companies have agglomerated primarily in the north of the town of Worms and in the port area of Mannheim/Ludwigshafen. Propelled by BASF in particular, the chemical industry’s center of the transport chain is the port of Mannheim/Ludwigshafen.

Availability of sites

The scarcity of sites is the most distinct here compared to other top logistics locations. For logistics companies the available sites usually are too small.

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New developments trend

With an annual average of nearly 150,000 sqm of new developments the region ranks high among Germany’s most dynamic regions. Approx. 156,650 sqm in development activities were realized in 2014.

Labor market

In contrast to other logistics locations the cost of labor in the Rhine/Neckar region is relatively high. The unemployment rate is low.

Economic structures

The Rhine-Neckar region’s main logistic task is the supply of the local industry. Major cooperations like BASF in Ludwigshafen or Daimler in Germersheim and Landau are dominant in the region. The share of the industrial sector is very high, compared to trading companies or logistics service providers.


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Economic facts & figures

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Key industrial parks

Rheinhafen Karlsruhe

Gewerbegebiet Malsch

Gewerbegebiet Wörth West und Wörth West 2


  • Excellent access to neighboring metropolitan regions Rhine-Main, Stuttgart and Strasbourg
  • 6 multi-modal inland ports, including the partner ports of Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, which together are regarded the second biggest inland port in Europe
  • Diversified logistics property market



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