With the creation of the Working Group (AG) Rail Logistics, both the transport, mobility and logistics cluster (Cluster VML) and the LogistikNetz Berlin-Brandenburg (LNBB) aim to increase rail freight transport performance within the capital region.
With their numerous logistics companies and logistics locations, the federal states of both Berlin and Brandenburg are national leaders in terms of space turnover (501,000 m² in 2019). The "VML cluster" and LNBB jointly address those involved in order to enable logistic service providers to access rail sector know-how. The various formats include "logistics breakfasts" and conferences. One of the goals that was set by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure was to increase the modal split share of rail freight transport from 18.6 % in 2017 to 25 % by 2030.
- The rail logistics working group was set up to contribute to supporting logistics companies in the capital region by shifting transport chains to the rail network in both an ecologically and economically sustainable manner.
Highly qualified employees are the basis for every successful company. In logistics networks, too, employees have to face up to complex challenges.
A warehouse clerk, for example, should be aware of the effects of actions in the upstream and downstream areas and should act responsibly.
The LNBB has launched a training initiative with the aim of establishing co-operative structures within the members of the LNBB. The training contents are to be harmonised and the training resources coordinated. We are very pleased with the successful start and the positive feedback to The Working Group (AG) Training Initiative. It will significantly increase the overall quality of training.
The LNBB supports its members in the exchange of knowledge through workshops on Blockchain. Here, current information is provided and Know-How Transfer is organised. Additionally, we want to start pilot projects and share experience. Close co-operation with R&D institutions, universities and companies within SME 4.0 supports our aims.
The transport, mobility and logistics cluster of both the Brandenburg Economic Development Corporation (WFBB) and the Berlin-Brandenburg Logistics Network (LNBB) supports and promotes professional exchange between business and science in the capital region. Together with the Berlin IT company "Disruptive Elements", TH Wildau has developed a format for a "hands-on block chain".
Alongside Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most important innovation topics of this decade and logistics will certainly not be able to escape this technological quantum leap. AI will prove its value in the near future, especially for the cost- and resource-optimised control of huge, disjunctive inventories and complex transport organisations. For this reason AI is being intensively discussed by LNBB and its members in order to develop a technological lead.
For this purpose, showcases and laboratory projects will be initiated in addition to knowledge transfer formats. Close co-operation with R&D institutions and participating universities will support these activities.
The North-South corridor and its tireless flow of goods and commodities offers a great opportunity to establish both sustainability and climate protection as permanent goals. The emphasis on rail and waterways as modes of transport contributes to this. We are looking for innovative solutions to drive networks and terminals forward along this corridor.
One important concern is the optimisation of interfaces to the "last mile", especially in the conurbations. In addition to the North-South theme, which is important for Berlin-Brandenburg, we can also see opportunities and challenges in the East-West axis (e.g. the New Silk Road). The formation of networks and strategic alliances is essential and we look forward to working with our members to make this a success.