Best connections – by land, sea and air

Especially for a production and export-oriented location like the Stuttgart region, it is crucial that raw materials and goods reach their destinations within and outside the region as smoothly as possible. With its location in the center of Europe and at the intersection of major traffic routes, the Stuttgart region has the best conditions for this.

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Road and rail

The Stuttgart region has exceptionally good connections to the German road network. The federal highways A8 and A81 intersect here and offer connections in all directions. In addition, the Stuttgart region itself is served by a dense network of 3.500 kilometers of federal, state and district roads.

Access to the rail network is also well developed and offers connections to the continent's important freight transport axes. The Stuttgart-Ulm corridor is therefore very important in European freight transport, on the north-south connections from the large North Sea ports and from the Ruhr area towards southern Europe, as well as on the east-west connections. The expansion of the corridor into a high-speed line will provide additional relief for freight traffic on the old route.

Containers at the port © Pixabay – Wolfgang Vogt

On the water

The Neckar can be used for inland shipping over a length of 201 kilometers from Plochingen via Stuttgart to the mouth of the Rhine and is of particular importance for the Stuttgart region as a connection to the network of European waterways.
Via the <strong>integrated datalog</strong> the measuring values can be stored on the humimeter RH5 paper moisture meter and additional data can be added. You also have the possibility to use the Autolog function. This function automatically saves measuring values in adjustable time intervals. Port of Stuttgart and Neckar harbor Plochingen The region is connected to the most important economic centers and major seaports in Europe. The inland vessels reach the ports of Rotterdam or Antwerp via the Neckar and Rhine in just 52 hours. In addition to inland waterway vessels, railways and trucks, a trimodal container terminal and two terminals for combined rail/road transport complete the transport offering.

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In the air

The Stuttgart Airport, located at the gates of the state capital and in the immediate vicinity of the trade fair and the A8 federal motorway, is the largest airport in Baden-Württemberg and the sixth largest in Germany in terms of the number of aircraft movements. With up to 400 take-offs and landings per day, around 55 airlines take passengers to over 100 destinations.

All forms of air freight are handled at the air freight center, which is equipped with the latest technology. For example, there are rooms for refrigerated goods or dangerous goods. Over 80 airlines, freight forwarders, integrators and handling companies offer their services here around the clock, seven days a week. Almost 20.000 tons of air freight and around 11.000 tons of air mail are handled every year