BASF factory logistics around Ludwigshafen/Mannheim
Type of solution: Optimizing infrastructure
Link or contact: https://www.basf.com/de/de/company/about-us/sites/ludwigshafen/the-site/news-and-media/news-releases/2017/05/p-17-183.html
BASF operates a major site in Ludwigshafen (adjacent Mannheim). This facility generates major economic spinnoff for the wider region but also major traffic flows. Alltough already 70% of all volumes on the Ludwigshafen site is transported via Rail and IWT further improvements are made by BASF. Currently 2100 trucks visit the factroy site each day. Both night deliveries from a consolidation hub to the factory site are researched as well as improvements on site. Among the major innovations is a special BASF intermodal tankcontainer BT-C with a 66 tonnes capacity to replace the current tank cars and special AGV”s to more efficiently transport these containers within the factory.