The capital is growing along with freight distribution in the region. Between 2009 and 2013, the emergence of long-distance haulage in Berlin increased by ten percent to 33.1 million tonnes. The majority of goods are transported by road, for which the tendency is falling.
- The proportion of road freight transport as part of the total traffic volume fell by 75 percent in 2009 to 69 percent in 2013.
- While railway freight transport increased by six percent from 2009 to 20 percent in 2013, shipping remained stable at around 11 percent.
- Strong growth could be seen in air transport. While freight transport was still 0.029 million tonnes in 2009, goods transport in 2015 increased by 33 percent to 0.043 million tonnes.
This flow of goods was cleverly handled by the capital. The goods transport hubs in the region create the infrastructural basis for this:
Freight haulage center (GVZ) Berlin West - Wustermark/Brieselang
Situated on the western Berlin beltway, the A10 Autobahn, this freight haulage center is connected to the high-speed train route connecting Berlin and Hannover and has a terminal for combined transportation. It is located directly on the Havel Canal and offers access to the port, with three moorings and a ramp for Roll on/ Roll off ships.
Freight haulage center (GVZ) Berlin West Wustermark (in German only)
Freight haulage center (GVZ) Berlin Süd in Grossbeeren
The GVZ situated on the B101 south of Berlin is the most prominent freight forwarding centre in eastern Germany. It comprises a railway connection and terminal for combined transport. The need for cars is reduced thanks to excellent public transport links.
Freight haulage center (GVZ) Berlin South (in German only)
Freight haulage center (GVZ) Berlin Ost in Freienbrink
The freight forwarding centre situated south-east of Berlin has direct access to the eastern section of Berlin’s ring road (A 10). A rail connection to the Berlin-Warsaw-Moscow line is available. Its proximity to Poland makes this freight forwarding centre appealing for transport to and from Central Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Combined with its proximity to Berlin Brandenburg (BER) international airport, it boasts a prime location.
Freight haulage center (GVZ) Berlin East (in German only)
Freight haulage center (GVZ) City Westhafen
With a total area of 430,000 m², Westhafen is the city's largest port and one of the most important inner city logistics centers. It is connected to the Freight Railway Station Moabit and offers a container terminal for inland waterway and rail transport, a heavy-duty crane and a Roll on/ Roll off facility.
Freight haulage center (GVZ) City Westhafen (in German only)
(Source: IHK Berlin, Senate Department for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection)