Sector focal points
- Road- and rail-bound modalities can also rely on a modern and well-developed transport infrastructure. The Schkeuditzer interchange is where the six-lane motorways running from Berlin-Munich and Breslau/Prague-Hanover meet. Motorways to Göttingen and Chemnitz have also recently been constructed. These routes all have a below-average risk of traffic jams and the bridges are capable of supporting heavy loads without restriction. The rail connection boasts several established routes for high-speed transport with a short one-hour travel time from Leipzig to Berlin.
- The commissioning of additional routes along the north-south growth axis to Erfurt (Frankfurt/Main) will follow at the end of 2015 and at the end of 2017 (Munich). Numerous other important regions such as Dresden, Halle and Chemnitz are also easily accessible. The trimodal logistics centre (road/rail/air) is ranked number one among comparable handling centres across the entire Central German economic area. As a result of the high demand, particularly due to the development of the Porsche factory, the original area of 500 hectares has been expanded numerous times and has virtually reached its capacity. The capacity of the container loading terminal of 100,000 TEU per annum is expected to be increased by another module. Block trains depart for Verona, Duisburg and the German seaports on a daily basis.
- Presence of various categories of logistics companies with different profiles
- Provision of specialist logistics solutions for the flow of goods from newly arrived companies
- Second-largest German intercontinental freight airport with 24-hour operation and direct connection to the Deutsche Bahn rail network
- University of Leipzig and Leipzig Graduate School of Management with various education and research focus areas in the area of logistics
- Leipzig Halle Airport provides frequent connections to the global air transport network for Region Leipzig and all of Central Germany. On 31 December 2013, 131 companies with a total of 6,233 employees were located at Leipzig Halle Airport. This highlights the airport's position as an important job creator. The boost in employment of 2.9 percent in 2013 was primarily due to the areas of freight handling and aircraft services.