21 Oct Moving people and goods – Developing integrated mobility and logistics to promote quality of life and prosperity
National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2012
Mobility is one of our basic needs as human beings. It provides us with independence, allows us to express our individuality and enables us to enjoy a full social life and participate actively in society. We need mobility to do our shopping, for example, and it is therefore essential for trade and supplying people with the goods they buy. Goods transport, production and trade are also facilitated by logistics. Efficient logistics networks are key to securing economic growth and enabling Germany’s export trade to do business on the international market. The German logistics industry is worth 222 billion euros and employs 2.8 million people, making it the country’s third largest industry. Logistics is also a high-tech business with enormous market potential both nationally and internationally.