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The logistics profile of the German chemical industry

: Schwemmer, Martin; Kübler, Annemarie

Journal of business chemistry 13 (2016), Nr.2, S.80-92
ISSN: 1613-9623
Fraunhofer IIS ()

The article aims at giving basic data and interpretations on the chemical logistics sector in Germany. The findings are based on a combination of primary research and secondary data in the field of logistics service providers, logistics agglomerations and logistics employment. Logistics service providers that are specialized in services for the chemical industry are identified. The special requirements for logistics handling goods for the chemical industry are derived and logistics clusters in the German chemical industry are presented. The development of logistics employment indicates that logistics activities in the chemical sector are frequently outsourced.