NEW YORK--()--Hessen will participate in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference, Atlanta, GA, 9/30-10/3/2012 to meet with North American logistics and logistic-related companies interested in doing business in Europe.
Hessen, Germany, Europe’s Center for Logistics, Mobility, and Innovation, is ranked an impressive no.15 of “Top 100 of Logistics” regions worldwide. This is a direct result of its first class transportation infrastructure with Germany’s airport No. 1, its highway-system located in the center of Germany and Europe, and terminals for trimodal cargo handling. Frankfurt Airport has 4,400+ weekly direct flights to more than 300 destinations worldwide and 130+ freight flights and over 2 million tons of air cargo per year.
Southern Hessen (Frankfurt and Wiesbaden) with Frankfurt Airport’s Cargo City is Europe’s largest airfreight center with 250 logistic companies. Frankfurt Airport, the state’s most significant asset as a leading international business location, is ranked as a “TOP 10 airport” worldwide and is Germany’s leading airport for freight and passengers. Northern Hessen with Kassel’s Freight Village (GVZ) is another major cluster offering the best cut-off-time for next day deliveries in Germany.
Hessen’s logistics industry has 200,000 employees with 4 of its 10 largest employers being in the logistics industry. Some of it many companies are Amazon.de, Schenker Logistics, SEKO Logistics, FedEx Express, TNT, UPS and Lufthansa Cargo.
Training and degrees in logistics are offered at numerous technical schools and universities statewide including the Academy for Logistics Bad Hersfeld, (university and training on the job), Universities of Kassel and Darmstadt. Also, a new international center of excellence - HOLM - House of Logistics and Mobility is currently being completed next to Frankfurt Airport, truly underlining the state's commitment to the industry.
Hessen offers cost-free services to assist executives through the decision-making process and establishing a subsidiary or partnership in Germany. For further details, please visit www.invest-in-hessen.com. For a meeting at CSCMP, please contact Kristina.Garcia@hessen-agentur.de or visit Hessen Booth # 722.