Nagel-Group and Herta are testing the practical use of e-trailers

“Climate change is a serious threat and we need to work actively to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Logistics also play an important role here. We have therefore gladly agreed to take part in this test project, ”says Bettina Fürstenberg, Managing Director at Herta. A fully electric refrigerated trailer based on the Krone Cool Liner is used, which is equipped with technology from the Dutch company THT New Cool / Twan Heetkamp. In addition to powerful batteries, it also uses energy recovery in the axle. The trailer produces less than two kilograms of CO2 emissions per cooling hour compared to 6.5 kilograms for a conventional, diesel-powered trailer.

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Wismar seaport strengthens its location by setting up companies

ATG Deutschland hat hierfür die auf dem Hafengelände befindliche Produktionshalle der Hanse Drehverbindungen GmbH, einer Tochter des Enercon-Konzerns, inkl. der angrenzenden Freilagerflächen erworben. Bernd Steffen, Geschäftsführer der ATG Deutschland GmbH, erläutert: „Für die ATG Deutschland GmbH ist diese Akquisition ein wichtiger Schritt in die Zukunft, verbunden mit der Festigung unserer Aktivitäten in der Region und einem leistungsstarken Partner an unserer Seite.

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Marlower Möbel: 35,000 euros for digital delivery management

As part of the state program to promote digital transformation in companies, or “Digitrans” for short, digitization minister Christian level will hand over a grant notification to Mirko Ohm, managing director of Marlower Möbel GmbH (district of Vorpommern-Rügen) next Thursday, December 3, 2020. The company receives donations of 35,000 euros for the introduction of a digital individual solution to support the operating processes. The total cost of the investment is just under 130,000 euros

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A gigantic deep-water container port is to be built in the Polish city of Swinoujscie on Usedom.

The Usedom concern is that Poland is pushing through the project without a sufficient environmental impact assessment. Members of the citizens' initiative Habitat Vorpommern fear that 400-meter-long container ships with a 16-meter draft could call at the new port. The tranquil holiday idyll in the imperial baths could then be over.

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Logistics is more sustainable than it appears at first glance

Under the motto “Design Sustainably”, speakers and participants exchanged digital experiences, among other things, on sustainability in the logistics sector. And one thing became clear there: the logistics want! A historic age for sustainability - this is how Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, Board Member for Freight Transport at Deutsche Bahn AG, explains the situation of today's logistics. The players in the logistics sector use this potential. There are many efforts and tangible measures for a responsible handling of economy, the environment and people, especially in this economic area. This was made clear by the experts at the German Logistics Congress, which took place for the first time in a purely digital form.

103/5000 The Mukran Port significantly expanded its transport links on the New Silk Road in October.

In addition to a direct container train between Mukran and Rotterdam, weekly short sea transports to Scandinavia (Karlshamn, Sweden) and Lithuania (Klaipeda) are now supplementing the timetable of the Baltic Sea port. Mukran is also adding the ElbePort Wittenberge to its network of German hinterland hubs. Another ship now ensures four departures in each direction on the Mukran-Baltijsk route. The new traffic connections serve the European pre- and post-carriage of containers on the "Baltic Sea Bridge" - a traffic corridor between Mukran and Xian in central China, which has meanwhile established itself as an integral part of the New Silk Road. The Mukran Port can thus further strengthen its hub function in international freight traffic with China.

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New waterways and shipping office for the Baltic Sea started!

As part of the WSV and official reform, the twelfth, newly structured Waterways and Shipping Office will start. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer: “The competence and responsibility for shipping in the Baltic Sea is now in one hand. Or rather in the hands of the 550 experts of the new Baltic Sea Waterways and Shipping Authority. You are now responsible for over 2,000 km of coastline, around 160 km of inland waterways, over 300 fixed navigation signs, including 27 lighthouses, two traffic control centers and 15 ships. What a huge task, but one that you will surely master excellently with your expertise. "

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Special prize "Digitization of Logistics" for Volkswagen Group Logistics

The filing was unusual. Volkswagen Group Logistics entered the race for the German Logistics Prize 2020 not with an operational logistics project, but with a multi-stage internal campaign for more digitized work. The starting point of the change program was the realization that simply building up knowledge about digitization is not enough . In order for employees to take an active role in digital transformation, openness and a positive attitude towards change are required - a digital mindset.

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Federal government clears the way for bridge financing at MV shipyard

The conditions for a bridging loan from the Federal Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) to MV Werften have been finally negotiated. The MV Werften can therefore receive a bridging loan from the federal government in the amount of 193 million euros. “We have made significant progress. The federal rescue package has opened up for MV Werften. That is a first important milestone for the shipyard locations until spring. There is significantly more security in planning for the coming months, ”said the Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Health Harry Glawe on Monday.

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Shore power should become cheaper for ocean-going vessels

This is clear from the draft bill to amend the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2021), which limits the EEG levy for electricity to 20 percent. This is to apply to ocean-going vessels that use the electricity for their own operation. According to the ZDS, the background to this is that even during berthing times in ports, ships sometimes require considerable amounts of electricity, which they usually generate themselves with the help of their ship's own auxiliary diesels or generators using fossil fuels. The exhaust gases produced in the process would contribute significantly to the impairment of air quality in port cities. An alternative shore power supply for ships makes it possible to switch off the ship's own generators while in port, but is considerably more expensive than the electricity generated by the ships themselves.

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Development of the former Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk

In Malchin (district of Mecklenburg Lake District), the industrial wasteland on the site of the former Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk Malchin (RAW Malchin) is to be revitalized into an industrial park. "For more than 20 years the commercial area in the old industrial area of Malchin has been unused. With the project now planned, the area to be developed can be expanded in a targeted manner. The prerequisites for the settlement or expansion of companies will be created. New, additional jobs can be created in the region," said Minister of Economy, Labor and Health Harry Glawe on Wednesday in Malchin.

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Rostock gets huge logistics park

In the Brinkmannsdorf district, the company VGP plans to invest more than 100 million euros on a 20-hectare area near the A19. Several large halls are to be built on the area. The VGP Group, as the operator of the industrial park, wants to rent it to other companies. In the longer term, the company expects 600 to 800 new jobs to be created in logistics, manufacturing and light industry.

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EDEKA Nord is expanding the Malchow logistics site for 65 million euros

Due to the conditions of the property and the existing halls, it was advisable to build a new fresh food warehouse to expand the logistics capacity. EDEKA Nord is investing about 65 million euros in the repositioning of the site.

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Full steam ahead

This has been made possible by the reopening of the border between Denmark and Germany as of today, as well as the lifting of the federal government's general travel warning for EU countries. The booking demand was so high at the start that a second ship had to be deployed.

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SCHRAMM Ports & Logistics becomes port operator of the industrial port of Lubmin

Brunsbüttel port operator takes over the operation of the industrial port of Lubmin on 01.01.2021. With the "Lubmin Port" as the 17th location, the SCHRAMM Ports & Logistics network is expanded to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Development of new markets planned using a proven universal port strategy. Personnel growth planned regionally.

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(road) traffic DIN Glossar ISO RoRo S-train air traffic apprenticeship automation automobile automobile logistics barcode beverage logistics big data block stacking block train bounded warehouse bulk cargo bunkering cabotage carbon footprint clearance clearing of flights closed warehouse cold storage combined transport common carrier contract logistics cruise ship customs clearance dangerous goods digitalization direct traffic disposal logistics excess length feeder traffic ferry traffic freight transport station gantry crane general cargo general cargo vessel gigaliner heavy cargo heavy goods traffic heavy lift and project cargo high-capacity transport high rack warehouse industrial trucks inland transport inland waterway transport intermodal transport joint-venture just-in-time liner shipping liquid bulk long-distance traffic maintenance maritime transport marshalling yard movement of passengers multi-purpose ship multimodal transport offshore open depot order picking outbound logistics packaging packaging logistics pallet racking perishables pipeline transportation port / habour procurement logistics qualification quality management rail regulare traffic returns management securing of load shipping container short sea shipping shunting services silo single wagon load smart logistics solid bulk special logistics special vehicle stevedoring swap body tank tanker tracking and tracing trailer tramp shipping urban transport value-added services vehicle fleet wagonload freight water(-ways)

(road) traffic

describes the usage of roads, to transport goods and people.


(Deutsche Industrie-Norm) is used to standardize processes. There are many logistics DIN.


Some of the common used Terms are explained here. After choosing a letter, you are going to see a List of Definitions.


(International Standard Organisation) is an international standard-setting organization, composed of representatives from various national standards organization.


(Roll on, Roll off) describes a ship, desgined to carry rolling-stock cargo, which does not require cranes, but is driven on and off the ship's decks.


is an urban-suburban rail, which is serving a metropolitan region.

air traffic

describes the organized movement of aircraft within a given space, to moove goods and persons.


is a kind of Jobtraining, to get a qualification. The apprentice works learn a trade.


is an automatically controlled operation of an apparatus, process or system by mechanical or electronic devices, that takes the place of human labor.


is a motorised vehicle. It is designed to transport people and goods.

automobile logistics

is the management of material flow through an automotive organization, from raw materials through to finished goods.


is a code, consisting of a group of printed and variously patterned bars and spaces and sometimes numerals, that is designed, to be scanned and read into computer memory and that contains information about the object it labels.

beverage logistics

summarizes all procurement, maintenance, distribution and replacement of personnel and material, which are necessary to have the beverage in the right spot at the right time.

big data

describes a large volume of data - bouth structured and unstructured - that has the potential to be mined for information.

block stacking

is a very basic form of storage, in which objects are placed on a surface and stacked on top of one another in blocks.

block train

is a train in which all wagons carry the goods from the same origin to the same destination.

bounded warehouse

is a warehouse, under bond of the government for payment of customs, duties and taxes.

bulk cargo

describes goods which are transported unpacked in large quantities.


is the supply of fuel for use by ships in a seaport.


is the carriage of cargo between two points within a country by a vessel or vehicle registered in another country.

carbon footprint

is the measure of the enviromental impact of a particular organizations operation, measured in units of greenhouse gases.


the act of clearing a ship at the customhouse, also: the papers, showing that a ship has cleared.

clearing of flights

describes all necessary preparations for take-off.

closed warehouse

is a building for storage of goods, which covers the stored goods.

cold storage

is storage in a cold place for preservation.

combined transport

is the connection of at least two modes of transportation in a transportchain, whreby freight remains in the load unit. The longest distances are covered by rail and ship. Trucks are used for precarriage and onward carriage.

common carrier

is someone who transports goods or people for any person or company. The common carrier is responsible for any loss of the goods during transport.

contract logistics

describes planning, implementing and control of a logistics system provided through a third party under a contract.

cruise ship

is a ship which stops at different ports and carries passengers, who are traveling for pleasure.

customs clearance

is the act of passing goods through customs, so that they can enter or leave the country.

dangerous goods

are goods which can pose a risk to people, animals or the environment if not properly handled.


is the use of digital technologies to change a business modell and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities.

direct traffic

describes the direct delivering of goods from the supplier or producer to the customer. The means of transport aren't changed.

disposal logistics

means the handling of scrap, waste and refuse to prevent enviromental pollution and waste of ressources. Most of the production waste can be reused or recycled.

excess length

describes a length, essential more than standard.

feeder traffic

describes the transportation of shipping containers between intercontinental and small ports.

ferry traffic

is a commercial service for transporting goods and persons across water.

freight transport station

a facility for loading and unloading cargo. They are used to calculate the kilometre.

gantry crane

is a large crane, mounted on a platform. That crane usually runs back and forth on parallel tracks astride the work area.

general cargo

are goods, which must be loaded individually. It is not necessary to combine the goods to a bigger unit for transport.

general cargo vessel

is a vessel designed to handle general cargo such as bags, cartons, cases and drums.


are trucks with an overall lenght of 25,25 metre. These trucks aren't allowed to drive on every road.

heavy cargo

describes goods, which have more weight than common for this size.

heavy goods traffic

describes the transportation of goods, which have more weight than common for their dimensions.

heavy lift and project cargo

describes the transportation of large, heavy cargo.

high-capacity transport

is a transport of goods, which exceeds the standard or ordinary legal size for roads.

high rack warehouse

describes the storage of goods in special racks, which are 10m and higher.

industrial trucks

is a mobile, power-propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials.

inland transport

describes the onshore transportation of goods and persons.

inland waterway transport

describes inland waterway shipping (e. g.: on a river, canal).

intermodal transport

refers to connectin at least two modes of transportation in a transportation chain, whereby freight remains in the load unit. In combined transport load units not the fright itself are transshipped.


is a business arrangement, in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity.


(JIT) is an inventory strategy, companies employ to increase efficiency and decrease waste by receiving goods only as they are needed in the production process, thereby reducing inventory costs.

liner shipping

is the service of transporting goods by ships, which transit regular routes on fixed schedules.

liquid bulk

is a fluid cargo which is transported in large volumes.

long-distance traffic

describes the transportation of goods and persons beyond urban transport.


are actions, necessary for retaining or restoring a piece of equipment, machine or system to the specified operable condition to achieve ist maximum usefull life.

maritime transport

is the shipment of goods and people by sea.

marshalling yard

is a place or depot, where railway wagons are shunted and made up into trains and where carriages, engines, etc. are kept when not in use.

movement of passengers

describes all traffic, which is used to transport people.

multi-purpose ship

is any ship capable of carrying different types of cargo, which requires different methods of handling.

multimodal transport

is the movement of cargo from origin to destination by several modes of transport where each of these modes have a different transport provider or entity responsible, but under a single contract.


describes the area towards the territorial waters.

open depot

describes a place for storing goods without any buildings.

order picking

is the activity by which a small number of goods are extracted from a warehousing system, to satisfy a number of independent customer orders.

outbound logistics

is the process related to the movement and storage of products from the end of the production line to the end user.


is the practice of combining several related goods or sevices into a single offer.

packaging logistics

describes planning, implementing, optimization and control of the packaging process of a company.

pallet racking

is a storage system, designed to store materials on pallets.


describes goods, which can lose ist usefulness and value if not appropriately stored or transported.

pipeline transportation

is a method of transportation, in which liquid, gaseous, or solid products are moved over long distances through pipelines.

port / habour

is an artificial or natural mooring place for ships.

procurement logistics

is the systematic coordination of all aspects of the procurement process. The goal is to obtain materials, services or products at the best possible cost.


describes the acquirement of skills and knowledge.

quality management

is the act of overseeing all activities and tasks needed to maintain a desired level of quality.


is a steel bar or continuous line of bars laid on the ground as one of a pair.

regulare traffic

describes a public transportation line, which runs between specific waypoints. This is usually used to transport people.

returns management

is the supply chain management process, by which activities associated with returns, reverse logistics, gatekeeping, and avoidance are managed within the firm and across key members of the supply chain.

securing of load

is the securing of cargo for transportation. The cargo has to be protected from unauthorized access, influence of the weather and against shift of cargo.

shipping container

describes a standardized resealable transportation box for unitized freight handling with standardized equipment. The two most common sizes used in transportation are twenty footer and forty footer.

short sea shipping

means the movement of cargo and passengers by sea, between ports situated in the same continent.

shunting services

describes the total of services at the marshalling yard.


is a structure for storing bulk materials. The silo is loaded on top and unloaded at the bottom.

single wagon load

wagon loads from different sellers and customers are assembled at a marshaling yard and transported together.

smart logistics

describes the optimization of logistic processes. This optimization is supported by computerengineering.

solid bulk

is a solid cargo, which is transported in a loose form without any packaging. It is scaled by weight.

special logistics

describes the arrangement and realisation of transports with special needs.

special vehicle

are vehicles, which are build to fulfill a specific purpose. Often they have additional equipment.


describes loading and unloading a vessel with general cargo.

swap body

describes a carrying unit, designed for intermodal transport.


describes a large container, or structure for holding a liquid or gas.


is a cargo ship, fitted with tanks, for carrying liquid and gases.

tracking and tracing

is a process, during logistics or distribution of goods, where the goods are monitored as per their locations.


is an unpowered vehicle, which is used for transport of goods and materials.

tramp shipping

is a ship, which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call.

urban transport

are many forms of transportation, which transfer people and cargo within the territory of a city and the immediate suburban zones.

value-added services

are additional services, out of the main activities of a company.

vehicle fleet

is a group of vehicles, owned by a company and used for business purposes.

wagonload freight

describes the dispatching of freight. The fright's size is equal to one ore more wagonload.


is made up of natural and non natural inland waterways and the sea.



Logistics in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – more than transportation from one place to another

More than 250 billion € were generated by a workforce of almost 3.0 million people within the logistics industry in Germany during the year of 2015. This makes the sector the third strongest branch after the automotive production and domestic trade [Fraunhofer SCS / Top 100 der Logistik 2016-2017], even though this part of industry is not individually mentioned within the National Accounts. Logistics nowadays go far beyond the pure transport services and warehousing by a continual improvement of the foci and objectives. Logistics includes the integral planning, control and realisation of all information and goods flows of a company. As a result it is a substantial element to achieve economic success. [Helmut Baumgarten / Logistik-Management – Strategien - Konzepte - Praxisbeispiele].

The success of logistics is primarily defined by the ability to provide

  • the right product
  • in the right condition
  • at the right time
  • in the right place
  • the right amount
  • to the right costs and
  • with the right information.

There is no need to say that it is also important to consider the right packaging as No. 8.

Alike for the federal republic logistics industry with its different disciplines is very important for the business location of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV), serving as a logistics junction of the Baltic Sea Region and the Tans-European Transport Network. The transportation and logistics sector counts more than 40,000 employees in the year of 2014. This corresponds to a share of 7.4 % of the total employment in MV and is dominated by

  • professions in the field of transportation and delivery (41 %)
  • professions in the field of warehousing and transfer (40 %) as well as
  • professions in the field of administration and commercials (19 %) [Fraunhofer SCS / Logistikbeschäftigung in Deutschland – Vermessung, Bedeutung und Struktur].

The range of capabilities and innovative capacity of the logistics service providers and logistics-related companies, measured by the status quo as well as the latest developments, has not tapped its full potential. With this tool providing information on logistics in MV you have got the chance to convince yourself of the regional expertise and to benefit from it.