Logistics - Cargo Transportation / Freight Forwarding

Thanks to its excellent geographic location right in the heart of Europe, Saxony is the perfect logistics venue for the distribution of goods throughout Europe. Europe's most modern air cargo hub, one of the densest railway networks in Europe, an intersection of two European Routes an the navigable waterway Elbe River perfectly help to distribe goods around the globe. Efficient companies provide the requisite assistance.

DHL Hub Leipzig (mehrere Flugzeuge) bei Nacht

Source: Deutsche Post AG

DHL Hub Leipzig - Europe's most modern air cargo center

At Leipzig / Halle Airport, DHL operates its European air cargo center – the DHL Hub Leipzig. It is able to handle cargo planes around the clock, 365 days a year – the best possible prerequisite to manage the constantly increasing cargo volume. More than 3,500 employees on site handle an average of 1,600 tons of cargo every day. And up to 60 planes are loaded and unloaded every work day. The volume has increased nearly fivefold since the air cargo hub was put into operation in 2008. In addition to Cincinnati (USA) and Hong Kong (China), Leipzig is DHL’s third global hub. Leipzig / Halle Airport is Germany’s second largest and Europe’s fifth largest cargo airport.

Flugzeug der AeroLogic GmbH, Leipzig

Source: AeroLogic GmbH


The AeroLogic GmbH has become one of the top 5 providers in Europe since it commenced with its flight operation in 2009. The company, which is headquartered in Schkeuditz at Leipzig / Halle Airport, is jointly operated by Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express. With one of the world’s largest intercontinental cargo aircraft fleets, the cargo airline serves more than 50 routes per week to 20 destinations in Asia, Europe, and North America from its home base Leipzig / Halle. Currently, the company employs approximately 230 people.

Sächsischer Elbe-Hafen der Sächsische Binnenhäfen Oberelbe GmbH (SBO)

Source: Sächsische Binnenhäfen Oberelbe GmbH (SBO)


The Sächsische Binnenhäfen Oberelbe GmbH (SBO) unites the transportation modes inland shipping, rail, and truck into entire transport chains. The company operates the Elbe River ports of Dresden, Riesa, and Torgau in Saxony, the ports of Decín and Lovosice in the Czech Republic as well as the port of Roßlau in Saxony-Anhalt. In addition to the classic transshipment of goods, SBO also provides its customers with complete logistics services for container and general cargo transports as well as for the handling of large-volume and heavy-lift cargo transports. Together with its partners, SBO provides regular services on the inland vessels „ECL2000“ (Elbe Container Line), „ETS Elbe“ (Ecological Transport Service), and „EPL Elbe“ (Elbe Project Line) as well as via the AlbatrosExpress direct rail line to and from Hamburg / Bremerhaven.

Güterzug-Lok von ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH (Tochtergesellschaft der Captrain-Gruppe)

Source: ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH


As a part of the Captrain Deutschland Group, the Dresden-based ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH is the professional partner for railbound logistics services on the east-west trans-European thoroughfare. With subsidiaries in Poland and the Czech Republic, ITL provides cross-border rail cargo transports all the way to Hungary, Romania, Belarus, and the Ukraine.

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